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The roots of the distinguished German surname Muennich lie in the region of the Rhineland. The name is derived from the Low German words "Münk" or "Mönk," meaning "monk." Muennich was probably first used as a surname by a former member of a monastery, who passed the name down to his descendants.

Muennich Early Origins



The surname Muennich 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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Muennich Spelling Variations


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Muennich 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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Muennich Early History


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Muennich Early History



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

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Muennich Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muennich Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Muennich 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 or some of its variants were: Lorentz Munch and his wife Anna Catharina Weber, who settled in Pennsylvania with their two children in 1739; as did Gottfried Munch in 1765; Adam Muench, who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War, Friedrich Munch, who arrived in Missouri in 1834.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    5. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Muennich Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muennich 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 19 June 2013 at 07:52.

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