Monk Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone of monkish habits or appearance, or an occupational name for a servant employed at a monastery, from Middle English munk, monk ‘monk’ (Old English munuc, munec, from Late Latin monachus, Greek monakhos ‘solitary’, a derivative of monos ‘alone’). North German (Mönk) and Dutch: equivalent of 1, from Middle Low German monik, Middle Dutch moni(n)c, mun(i)c. Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Muineaog (see Minogue) or Ó Manacháin (see Monahan). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, from Polish maka ‘flour’, ‘meal’.

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


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

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Monk Family Origin

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Monk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Fisherman

    15%
  • School

    9%
  • Servant

    4%

In 1881, the most common Monk occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Monk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Monk family was Servant. Farmer, Fisherman and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Monk.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Monk

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