Monks Family History

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Monks Name Meaning

English and Dutch: patronymic from Monk 1 and 2, or an occupational name for a servant in a monastery or a monk’s servant.

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

Similar surnames: Monk, Tonks, Moncus, Moors, Hons, Mock, Muns, Montes, Vonk, Pinks

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Monks Family Origin

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Monks Family Occupations

What did your Monks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Monks. The most common Monks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Monks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Monks family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Monks ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Monks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Monks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Monks census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Monks. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Monks. For the veterans among your Monks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Monks Life Expectancy

What is the average Monks lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Monks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Monks in 1954 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Monks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Monks ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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