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Mun Name Meaning

English: variant of Munn . Korean: written 문 in Chinese characters 文 meaning ‘writing’ or ‘literature’ and 門 meaning ‘doors’ or ‘gates’. There are only these two Chinese characters for the surname Mun. Although some records indicate that there are as many as 131 Mun clans only three can be traced. The founding ancestor of the oldest of these the Namp’yŏng Mun clan was named Mun Ta-sŏng and was born in 47 According to legend he was found by Shilla King Chabi Maripkan in a stone box at the end of a rainbow by a lotus pond. The Chinese character Mun was inscribed in the box so the king gave that as a surname to the child. The founders of the other two Mun clans were originally named Cha and Kim but after studying in China they changed their names to Mun (because of the meaning of the Chinese character 文 explained above). Compare Moon Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 門 see Men Chinese: variant of Man .

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


Similar surnames: Yun, Min, Man, Lu, Sun, Du, Mu, Mon, Pun, Oen

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You can see how Mun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mun family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mun families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Mun families living in British Columbia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Mun's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Mun families in 1911.
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What did your Mun ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Mun. 100% of Mun men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Mun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Mun in 1966 was 93, and 67 in 2004.

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