Munk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Munk Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Munk, Munch and Munck and others.


United States Munk migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Munk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Godfriet Munk, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]
Munk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Dorothea Munk, who landed in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • Israel Munk, who arrived in New York in 1878 [1]

Australia Munk migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Munk Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Munk, English convict who was convicted in Devon, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 10th August 1838, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Munk (post 1700) +

  • Leona Addie Munk (1911-2003), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1960 [3]
  • Harry A. Munk (1901-1955), American Republican politician, Member of Nevada State Senate, 1950 [3]
  • Walter Heinrich Munk (b. 1917), Vienna-born, American oceanographer
  • Michael Max Munk (1890-1986), German aerospace engineer who created the Variable-Density Wind tunnel in 1921
  • Nina Munk (b. 1967), American journalist and non-fiction writer
  • Kaj Munk (1898-1944), Danish playwright
  • William Munk (b. 1824), English physician, best known for his work as a medical historian and "Munk's Roll"
  • Peter Munk CC (1927-2018), Hungarian-born, Canadian businessman and philanthropist, Chairman and founder of the mining company Barrick Gold
  • Hermann Munk (1839-1912), German physiologist, known for his contributions in the study of the route from the eye to the brain through his meticulous research methods
  • Andrzej Munk (1920-1961), Polish film director, screen writer and documentalist
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 23rd August 2020, Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/augusta-jessie)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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