Rook Family History
Rook Name Meaning
English: either a nickname from Middle English rok(e) ruk(e) ‘rook’ (Old English hrōc) perhaps for someone with very dark hair or a dark complexion or with a raucous voice or else a topographic or habitational name referring to a house with the sign of the rook. English: variant of Rock . German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hrok perhaps a cognate of 1 or from Middle High German rōhen ‘to cry or yell (in battle)’ or Old High German ruoh ‘intent’ ‘greed’. Perhaps an altered form of German Ruck .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press