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Zook Name Meaning

Respelling of Swiss German Zug, a habitational name from the city and canton so named in Switzerland. This is a frequent surname among Amish and Mennonites in the U.S. Respelling of Ashkenazic Jewish Zhuk, an ornamental from eastern Slavic zhuk ‘beetle’, or a habitational name for someone from a place in Belarus or Lithuania called Zhuki, from the same word.

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


Similar surnames: Look, Hook, Book, Cook, Mook, Rock, Rook, Zink, Boock, Zuck

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Where is the Zook family from?

You can see how Zook families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zook family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Zook families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 50 Zook families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Zook's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Zook families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zook surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zook ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Zook. 24% of Zook men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Zook women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zook were Carpenter and Maid.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Zook. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zook 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zook. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Zook. For the veterans among your Zook ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zook lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Zook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Zook in 1943 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

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