Munk Family History
Munk Name Meaning
German (also Münk) Scandinavian (mainly Danish) and Dutch: from Middle High German münich Danish Norwegian and Swedish munk Middle Dutch munc ‘monk’ a nickname for someone thought to resemble a monk or a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a monastery. The surname of German origin is also found in France (Alsace). Compare Munck . German (Münk): from a short form of the medieval personal name Dominicus (see Dominick ). German (Münk): habitational name from a place so named in Rhineland-Palatinate. German: nickname for a grumpy person also for a bloated heavy person (both since the Early New High German period). English (southeastern): variant of Monk . Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the male personal name M(o)unka a Czech pet form of Solomon .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press