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Munk Name Meaning

German (also Münk) Scandinavian (mainly Danish) and Dutch: from Middle High German münich Danish Norwegian and Swedish munk Middle Dutch munc ‘monk’ a nickname for someone thought to resemble a monk or a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a monastery. The surname of German origin is also found in France (Alsace). Compare Munck . German (Münk): from a short form of the medieval personal name Dominicus (see Dominick ). German (Münk): habitational name from a place so named in Rhineland-Palatinate. German: nickname for a grumpy person also for a bloated heavy person (both since the Early New High German period). English (southeastern): variant of Monk . 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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Where is the Munk family from?

You can see how Munk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Munk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Munk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Munk families living in Virginia. This was about 22% of all the recorded Munk's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Munk families in 1840.
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What did your Munk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Munk. 20% of Munk men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Munk women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Munk were Salesman and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Munk. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Munk. For the veterans among your Munk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Munk lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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