Rooks Family History

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Rooks Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Rook 1.

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

Similar surnames: Cooks, Rooke, Hooks, Rook, Roots, Crooks, Fooks, Rocks, Roos, Brooks

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Rooks Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rooks name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Rooks. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Rooks Family Origin

Where is the Rooks family from?

Rooks Family Occupations

What did your Rooks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rooks. The most common Rooks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Rooks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Rooks family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Rooks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Rooks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rooks 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Rooks. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Rooks. For the veterans among your Rooks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rooks Life Expectancy

What is the average Rooks lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Rooks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Rooks in 1944 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rooks 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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