Cook Family History
Cook Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a cook a seller of cooked meats or a keeper of an eating house from Middle English cok coke cook couk cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew . Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above) but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ). Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’ such as German and Jewish Koch Dutch Kook Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar North German Kuk . Americanized form of Slovenian Croatian and Polish Kuk . Americanized form (mistranslation into English) of French Lécuyer ‘squire’ (see Lecuyer ). Americanized form of Korean and especially Chinese (Cantonese) Kuk 5-9 or of its variant Kook 3-6.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022