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Where did the German Munch family come from? What is the German Munch family crest and coat of arms? When did the Munch family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Munch family history?The roots of the distinguished German surname Munch lie in the region of the Rhineland. The name is derived from the Low German words "Münk" or "Mönk," meaning "monk." Munch was probably first used as a surname by a former member of a monastery, who passed the name down to his descendants.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Munch, Munnich, Munnick, Muench, Münch, Munsch, Münsch, Muenich, Münnich, Monsche, Münich, Muennich and many more.
First found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation. The first known bearer of the name was the farmer Albrecht Münch, who lived at the southern edge of the Rhineland in 1204.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Munch research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1286, 1788, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Munch History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Munch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Munch Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Munch Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Munch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Munch Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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