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Crook Family History

Crook Name Meaning
from the Old Norse byname Krókr meaning ‘crook’, ‘bend’, originally possibly bestowed on a cripple or hunchback or a devious schemer, but in early medieval England used as a personal name.from Old Norse krókr ‘hook’, ‘bend’, borrowed into Middle English as a vocabulary word and applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from places in Cumbria and Durham named Crook from this word.

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

971,935 Historical Documents with Crook on Ancestry.com
310,438 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,256 Military Records
16,060 Immigration Records
215,246 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Crook Families

  • Number of Crook families
     73 - 144
     25 - 72
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Crook families
     1,794 - 3,586
     599 - 1,793
     1 - 598
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Crook families
     25 - 48
     9 - 24
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Crook Family Origin

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Crook Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Crook

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Crook Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Crook census records

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Crook Civil War Service Records

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