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Kook Family History

Kook Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a baker or cook from a shortened form of koekenbakker ‘pastrycook’. Jewish (American): altered form of Kuk . Korean: variant of Kuk 5. Compare Cook 6. Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 鞠 see Ju Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 谷 see Gu Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 郤 see Xi

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cook, Kock, Look, Kok, Krook, Kwok, Koo, Mok, Book, Kool

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Where is the Kook family from?

You can see how Kook families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kook family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kook families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Kook families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Kook's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kook families in 1911.
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What did your Kook ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kook. 27% of Kook men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Kook women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kook were Truck Driver and Machine Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Housewife
  • Machine Operator
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kook. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kook 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 Kook. 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 Cards

There are 755 military records available for the last name Kook. For the veterans among your Kook ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kook lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Kook in 1962 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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