Monk Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Munk, Mock, Mont, Mink, Rock, Monks, Mick, Mork, Bonk, Vonk

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Monk Family Origin

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Monk Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Monk. 7% of Monk men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Monk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Monk were Gardener and Cotton Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Cotton Weaver

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

Monk Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Monk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Monk. For the veterans among your Monk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Monk Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Monk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Monk in 1940 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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