Cook Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English coc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke. Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook). In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch. Erroneous translation of French Lécuyer (see Lecuyer).

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


Similar surnames: Rook, Hook, Look, Coop, Crook, Kook, Coon, Cool, Tock, Book

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Cook Family Origin

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Cook Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cook family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cook. The most common Cook occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Cook's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Cook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cook in 1940 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cook

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