Munster Family History

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Munster Name Meaning

German and Dutch (Munster, Münster): habitational name from places called Munster or Münster, derived from Latin monasterium ‘monastery’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a monastery. Irish: see Moynihan.

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


Similar surnames: Muster, Fenster, Munter, Huster, Minster, Dunster, Munsey, Muenster

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Munster Family Origin

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Munster Family Occupations

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

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  • Barrister At Law

    8%
  • Bootmaker

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Cotton Operative

    8%

In 1881, the most common Munster occupation in the UK was Barrister At Law. 8% of Munster's were Barrister At Laws. Barrister At Law, Bootmaker and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Munster. A less common occupation for the Munster family was Cotton Operative.

Source: Census data for Munster | Data not to scale

Munster Historical Records

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Munster Life Expectancy

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