Hook Family History

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Hook Name Meaning

English (southern): from Middle English hoke, Old English hoc ‘hook’, in any of a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made and sold hooks as agricultural implements or employed them in his work; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘hook’ of land, i.e. the bend of a river or the spur of a hill; or as a nickname (in part a survival of an Old English byname) for someone with a hunched back or a hooked nose. A similar ambiguity of interpretation presents itself in the case of Crook. In some cases the surname may be habitational from any of various places named Hook(e), from this word, as for example in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire. Swedish (Hö(ö)k): nickname or a metonymic occupational name from hök ‘hawk’, a soldier’s name.

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

Similar surnames: Hood, Hoo, Hoop, Look, Rook, Hock, Cook, Hoch, Wool, Hoos

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Hook Family Origin

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Hook Family Occupations

What did your Hook ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, School, Scholar and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hook. A less common occupation for the Hook family was Laborer. The most common Hook occupation in Canada was School. 26% of Hook's were Schools.

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  • School

  • Scholar

  • Gardener

  • Laborer


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

Hook Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 179,000 census records available for the last name Hook. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hook 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Hook. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Hook. For the veterans among your Hook ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hook Life Expectancy

What is the average Hook lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hook in 1940 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hook

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hook 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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