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Monk Family History

Monk Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone of monkish habits or appearance, or an occupational name for a servant employed at a monastery, from Middle English munk, monk ‘monk’ (Old English munuc, munec, from Late Latin monachus, Greek monakhos ‘solitary’, a derivative of monos ‘alone’).North German (Mönk) and Dutch: equivalent of 1, from Middle Low German monik, Middle Dutch moni(n)c, mun(i)c.Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Muineaog (see Minogue) or Ó Manacháin (see Monahan).Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, from Polish maka ‘flour’, ‘meal’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Monk Families

  • Number of Monk families
     42 - 82
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Monk families
     598 - 1,193
     200 - 597
     1 - 199
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Monk families
     31 - 59
     11 - 30
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Monk Family Origin

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Monk Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Monk

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Monk Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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