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Hook Name Meaning
English (southern): from Middle English hoke, Old English hoc ‘hook’, in any of a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made and sold hooks as agricultural implements or employed them in his work; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘hook’ of land, i.e. the bend of a river or the spur of a hill; or as a nickname (in part a survival of an Old English byname) for someone with a hunched back or a hooked nose. A similar ambiguity of interpretation presents itself in the case of Crook. In some cases the surname may be habitational from any of various places named Hook(e), from this word, as for example in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire.Swedish (Hö(ö)k): nickname or a metonymic occupational name from hök ‘hawk’, a soldier’s name.

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

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Name Distribution of Hook Families

  • Number of Hook families
     129 - 256
     44 - 128
     1 - 43
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hook families
     382 - 761
     128 - 381
     1 - 127
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hook families
     41 - 79
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hook Family Origin

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Hook Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hook

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Hook Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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