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Book Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Buch or Buck. German: from a Germanic personal name Bogo, Old High German bogo ‘bow’ (weapon). The surname Book appears occasionally in English records; it may be a variant spelling of Buck or from the same source as 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rook, Bock, Brook, Booz, Bork, Bick, Beck, Zook, Boos, Booke

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Book Family Origin

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Book Family Occupations

What did your Book ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Book. 42% of Book men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Book women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Book were Retired and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Retired
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
    30%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Book Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Book. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Book 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Book. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Book. For the veterans among your Book ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Book Life Expectancy

What is the average Book lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Book life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Book in 1949 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Book 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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