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Look Name Meaning

English (Somerset): habitational name from Look in Puncknowle, Dorset, named in Old English with luce ‘enclosure’. English: possibly a variant of Luck 3. Northern English and Scottish: from a vernacular pet form of Lucas. Dutch (van Look): topographic name from look ‘enclosure’ or habitational name from a place named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Hook, Lock, Rock, Rook, Loo, Cook, Zook, Low, Loos, Louk

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Look Family Origin

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Look Family Occupations

What did your Look ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Apprentice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Look. 13% of Look men worked as a Labourer and 15% of Look women worked as an Apprentice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Look were Laborer and Mill Hand

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Apprentice
  • Butcher
  • Cook
  • Mill Hand

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Look Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Look. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Look 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Look. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Look. For the veterans among your Look ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Look Life Expectancy

What is the average Look lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Look life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Look in 1942 was 45, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Look

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Look 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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