Monk Family History
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 ©2013, Oxford University Press