The roots of the distinguished German surname Munnick lie in the region of the Rhineland
. The name is derived from the Low German words "Münk" or "Mönk," meaning "monk." Munnick 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 Munnick family
The surname Munnick 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 Munnick family
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Munnick 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 Munnick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Munnick family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Munnick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Evert Willemsen Munnick, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1664 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)