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

Munsch Early Origins



The surname Munsch 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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Munsch Spelling Variations


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Munsch 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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Munsch Early History


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Munsch Early History



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

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Munsch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Munsch Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Munsch 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:

Munsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Munsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768

Munsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Munsch, who arrived in America in 1852
  • Saturn Munsch, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1858
  • Theodore Munsch, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867
  • Joseph Munsch, who landed in Kansas in 1876
  • Maria Barbara Munsch, who arrived in Kansas in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Munsch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Munsch (post 1700)



  • Robert Munsch (b. 1945), Canadian author of over ninety books and stories for children

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Munsch Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    3. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    11. ...

    The Munsch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Munsch 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 13 July 2015 at 16:25.

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