The roots of the distinguished German surname Munsh lie in the region of the Rhineland
. The name is derived from the Low German words "Münk" or "Mönk," meaning "monk." Munsh 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 Munsh family
The surname Munsh 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 Munsh family
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Munsh 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 Munsh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Munsh 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.