Kuk Family History
Kuk Name Meaning
Dutch and North German: occupational name for a pastry cook. See also Kook. Korean: there are three Chinese characters for this surname, used by three different clans. Two of them are very rare; only the Tamyang Kuk clan will be considered here. This is said to have originated in Song China. The clan’s founding ancestor, Kuk Ryang, held a government post during the early 12th century, in the Koryo period. Kuk Ryang’s ancestors are said to have come from Song China. Chinese : variant of Ju 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press