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Cooke Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Cook .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Coke, Hooke, Corke, Rooke, Cooks, Tooke, Crooke, Cook, Coone, Booke

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Where is the Cooke family from?

You can see how Cooke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cooke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cooke families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 101 Cooke families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Cooke's in USA. New York had the highest population of Cooke families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cooke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cooke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cooke. 11% of Cooke men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Cooke women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cooke were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 485,000 census records available for the last name Cooke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cooke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 68,000 immigration records available for the last name Cooke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 65,000 military records available for the last name Cooke. For the veterans among your Cooke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cooke lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cooke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Cooke in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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