Book Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Rook, Bock, Brook, Booz, Bork, Bick, Beck, Zook, Boos, Booke

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Book Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Book name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Book. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Book Family Origin

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Book Family Occupations

What did your Book ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Book.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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.

Book Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Book. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Book census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Book. 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 Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Book. For the veterans among your Book ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Book Life Expectancy

What is the average Book lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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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.

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