Book Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Buch or Buck. German: from a Germanic personal name Bogo, Old High German bogo ‘bow’ (weapon). The surname Book appears occasionally in English records; it may be a variant spelling of Buck or from the same source as 1.

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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Book Family Origin

Where is the Book family from?

SHOW MORE

Book Family Occupations

What did your Book ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Book ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Book. A less common occupation for the Book family was Carpenter. The most common Book occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Book's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Book | Data not to scale

Book Historical Records

What Book family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Book ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Book

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Book Life Expectancy

What is the average Book lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Book ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Book life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Book in 1949 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Book

Famous Book Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)

Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Look up another name