When Maren Sorensdatter Munk was born in 1490, in Havbro, Års, Ålborg, Denmark, her father, Søren Pedersen Munk, was 40 and her mother, Gjertrud Jensdatter Rotfeld, was 22. She married Svend Madsen Orning in 1518, in Elling, Åstrup, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. She died in 1537, in Denmark, at the age of 47.
Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Ezriel, Pinchos, Rivka, Shimon, Shmuel, Zev.
German (also Münk), Scandinavian (mainly Danish), and Dutch: from Middle High German münich, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish munk, Middle Dutch munc ‘monk’, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a monk, or a metonymic occupational name for someone in the service of a monastery. The surname of German origin is also found in France (Alsace). Compare Munck .
German (Münk): from a short form of the medieval personal name Dominicus (see Dominick ).
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