Crook Name Meaning

from the Old Norse byname Krókr meaning ‘crook’, ‘bend’, originally possibly bestowed on a cripple or hunchback or a devious schemer, but in early medieval England used as a personal name. from Old Norse krókr ‘hook’, ‘bend’, borrowed into Middle English as a vocabulary word and applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from places in Cumbria and Durham named Crook from this word.

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


Similar surnames: Croom, Rook, Brook, Croft, Cook, Creek, Roos, Brock, Crock, Croce

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Crook Family Origin

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Crook Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • School

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Carpt

    5%

In 1881, the most common Crook occupation in Canada was Farmer. 27% of Crook's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Crook family was Carpt. Farmer, School and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crook.

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Crook Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Crook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Crook in 1942 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crook

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