Cooke Family History

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Cooke Name Meaning

English, etc.: variant spelling of Cook.

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


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

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Cooke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cooke name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    23%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    2%

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Cooke Family Origin

Where is the Cooke family from?

Cooke Family Occupations

What did your Cooke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cooke. A less common occupation for the Cooke family was Farming. The most common Cooke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Cooke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    2%

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

Cooke Historical Records

What Cooke family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Cooke Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cooke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cooke 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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