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Look Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from Look in Puncknowle, Dorset, named in Old English with luce ‘enclosure’. English: possibly a variant of Luck 3. Northern English and Scottish: from a vernacular pet form of Lucas. Dutch (van Look): topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Hook, Lock, Rock, Rook, Loo, Cook, Zook, Low, Loos, Louk

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Look Family Origin

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Look Family Occupations

What did your Look ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Look occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Look's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Look. A less common occupation for the Look family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Look Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Look. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Look 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Look. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Look. For the veterans among your Look ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Look Life Expectancy

What is the average Look lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Look life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Look in 1942 was 45, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Look

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Look 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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