Muench History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The roots of the distinguished German surname Muench lie in the region of the Rhineland. The name is derived from the Low German words "Münk" or "Mönk," meaning "monk." Muench was probably first used as a surname by a former member of a monastery, who passed the name down to his descendants.
Early Origins of the Muench family
The surname Muench was 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.
Early History of the Muench family
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Muench Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Munch, Munnich, Munnick, Muench, Münch, Munsch, Münsch, Muenich, Münnich, Monsche, Münich, Muennich, Muennick and many more.
Early Notables of the Muench family (pre 1700)
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Muench Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Muench Settlers in United States in the 19th Century