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Origin and popularity of the name MONK

Origin

Monk : 1: English: nickname for someone of monkish habits or appearance from Middle English munk monkmonk’.2: Irish (Dublin): adopted for Gaelic Ó Muineaog (see Minogue) or Ó Manacháin (see Monahan).3: North German (Mönk) and Dutch: equivalent of 1 from Middle Low German monik Middle Dutch moni(n)c mun(i)c.4: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a miller or flour merchant from Polish mąka ‘flour meal’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 15,234 individuals with the name MONK on Geneanet.

 

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    (189 individuals)
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    (166 individuals)
    bobmonk
    (131 individuals)

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