Monks Family History
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