Munk Family History

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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

What did your Munk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Munk family was Farm Labourer. The most common Munk occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 31% of Munk's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Elementary Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Munk.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Elementary Teacher

  • Farm Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Munk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Munk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Munk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Munk 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Munk. 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 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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Munk Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Munk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Munk 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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