Mun Name Meaning

Scottish and English: unexplained; possibly a respelling of Munn, from Old Norse Munni, Munnr, a byname meaning ‘mouth’. Korean: there are two Chinese characters for the surname Mun. Although some records indicate that there are as many as 131 Mun clans, only three can be traced. The founding ancestor of the oldest of these, the Namp’yong Mun clan, was named Mun Ta-song and was born in 472. According to legend, he was found by Shilla King Chabi Maripkan in a stone box at the end of a rainbow by a lotus pond. The Chinese character Mun was inscribed in the box, so the king gave that as a surname to the child. The founders of the other two Mun clans were originally named Cha and Kim, but after studying in China they changed their names to Mun (the Chinese character Mun means ‘writing’ or ‘literature’).

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

Similar surnames: Yun, Min, Man, Lu, Sun, Du, Mu, Mon, Pun, Oen

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Mun Family Origin

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Mun Family Occupations

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In 1881, Card Finisher, Costermonger and Glazier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mun. The most common Mun occupation in the UK was Card Finisher. 20% of Mun's were Card Finishers. A less common occupation for the Mun family was Ship Joiner.

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  • Card Finisher

  • Costermonger

  • Glazier

  • Ship Joiner


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Mun Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Mun Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Mun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Mun in 1966 was 93, and 67 in 2004.

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