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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.

Muench Early Origins



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.

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Muench Spelling Variations


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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 and many more.

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Muench Early History


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Muench Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muench research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1286, 1788 and 1831 are included under the topic Early Muench History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muench Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muench Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Muench Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Muench Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Peter Muench, aged 39, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johann Simon Muench, aged 35, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Jacob Peter Muench, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Christ Ludwig Muench, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Joseph Muench, who landed in New York, NY in 1782

Muench Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernst Muench, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1851
  • Anton Muench, who sailed from Bremen to New York in 1853
  • Margareta Muench, who arrived in America in 1856
  • Peter Muench, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • Adam Muench, who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muench (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muench (post 1700)



  • Aloisius Joseph Muench (1889-1962), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop of Fargo from 1935 to 1959
  • Hugo Muench, American politician, U.S. Consul in Plauen, 1905
  • F. Muench, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1860
  • Alexis N. Muench, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1928

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Muench Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muench 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 January 2016 at 10:18.

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