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

What did your Monk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Monk family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Monk. The most common Monk occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Monk's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer


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Monk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 185,000 census records available for the last name Monk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Monk 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 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

What is the average Monk lifespan?

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Monk 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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