Munk Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Monk. German (Münk), Scandinavian, and Dutch: from Middle High German münich, Middle Dutch munc, Scandinavian munk ‘monk’, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a monk, or a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a monastery. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the male personal name M(o)unka, a Czech pet form of Solomon.

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


Similar surnames: Monk, Munck, Mink, Munz, Muns, Mund, Mick, Muck, Mak, Munn

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Munk Family Origin

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Munk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Physician

    5%

In 1880, the most common Munk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Munk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Munk family was Physician. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Munk.

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Munk Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Munk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Munk in 1956 was 23, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Munk

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