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Monks Name Meaning

English: variant of Monk with post-medieval excrescent -s. North German (Mönks): patronymic from Mönk (see Monk ). English (Lancashire) and Irish (Dublin): topographic name from Middle English (atte) monkes ‘(at the) monk's (house or quarters) (at the) monastery’ a name for someone who lived or worked there presumably a servant. Compare Maidens Masters Parsons .

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

Similar surnames: Monk, Tonks, Moncus, Moors, Hons, Mock, Muns, Montes, Vonk, Pinks

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Where is the Monks family from?

You can see how Monks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Monks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Monks families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 16 Monks families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Monks's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Monks families in 1911.
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What did your Monks ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Monks. 34% of Monks men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Logger
  • Miner
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name Monks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Monks census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Monks. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Monks. For the veterans among your Monks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Monks lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Monks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Monks in 1954 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

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