G e n e a l o g i c a l T r e e
In the Muenker clan three trunks (lines) are differentiated:
1. The most extensive main trunk has its origin (root) in Siegen in Westphalia.
Ways of writing: Münker, Muenker, Minckert and Minkert.
First occurrence: 1380 (before 1400).
Name documented: 1455.
The genealogical sequence (branches and twigs) with names and data of the separate
families begins 1415 in Siegen / Westphalia.
The “East Prussian Branch” belongs to it (among other things with twig in Texas / USA).
Printed and published in the chronicles of the volumes of the Deutsches Geschlechterbuch
(German Lineage Book):
DGB, vol. 99 (1938)
DGB, vol. 164 (1973)
DGB, vol. 199 (1994).
Spreading: District Siegen-Wittgenstein and region North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).
2. The main trunk Muenker from the Vogelsberg with three sub trunks:
Schletzenhausen near Fulda, Oberreichenbach near Birstein and Zavod in Hungary
Ways of writing: Münker, Mincker und Minker.
First occurrence: 1595.
Name documented: 1605.
The genealogical sequence with names and data of the separate families begins 1595
in Schletzenhausen / Vogelsberg (district Fulda).
Printed and published in private printing
Das Geschlecht Münker aus dem Vogelsberg und vom Niederrhein
(The lineage Muenker from the Vogelsberg and of the Lower Rhine) (1996).
Spreading: Districts Vogelsbergkreis and Fulda in the region Hesse (Germany).
3. The main trunk Muenker of the “Münkerhof” (Muenker yard) in Krefeld / Lower Rhine.
Ways of writing: Münker und Müncker.
Establishment of the Muenker yard: 1166.
First occurrence of Monicker
Name Monicker documented: 1645.
Printed and published as at point 2.
North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).
Spreading: Krefeld and Lower Rhine in the region