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Cook Family History

Cook Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English coc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke.Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook).In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch.Erroneous translation of French Lécuyer (see Lecuyer).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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3,110,669 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
363,086 Military Records
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Name Distribution of Cook Families

  • Number of Cook families
     1,966 - 3,930
     656 - 1,965
     1 - 655
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cook families
     4,937 - 9,871
     1,646 - 4,936
     1 - 1,645
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cook families
     636 - 1,269
     213 - 635
     1 - 212
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cook Family Origin

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Cook Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cook

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Cook Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cook census records

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Cook Civil War Service Records

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