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Book Family History

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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Where is the Book family from?

You can see how Book families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Book family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Book families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 43 Book families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 61% of all the recorded Book's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Book families in 1840.
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What did your Book ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Book. 21% of Book men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Book women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Book were Clerk and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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