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Monk Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone of monkish habits or appearance from Middle English munk monk ‘monk’. Irish (Dublin): adopted for Gaelic Ó Muineaog (see Minogue ) or Ó Manacháin (see Monahan ). North German (Mönk) and Dutch: equivalent of 1 from Middle Low German monik Middle Dutch moni(n)c mun(i)c. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a miller or flour merchant from Polish mąka ‘flour meal’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Monk family from?

You can see how Monk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Monk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Monk families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,193 Monk families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Monk's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Monk families in 1891.
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What did your Monk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Cotton Weaver
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Passenger Lists

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

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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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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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