The roots of the distinguished German surname Munnich lie in the region of the Rhineland
. The name is derived from the Low German words "Münk" or "Mönk," meaning "monk." Munnich 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 Munnich family
The surname Munnich 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
Early History of the Munnich family
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Munnich Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Munch, Munnich, Munnick, Muench, Münch, Munsch, Münsch, Muenich, Münnich, Monsche, Münich, Muennich and many more.
Early Notables of the Munnich family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Munnich family to the New World and Oceana
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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Munnich (post 1700)
- Matthias Münnich, member of the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics at the University of California at Los Angeles