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COOK - Name Meaning & Origin


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COOK Surname Meaning & Origin:

An English occupational name for a cook, a man who sold cooked meats, or the keeper of an eating house. Derived from Old English coc meaning "cook."

Cook is the 60th most popular surname in the United States and the 53rd most common surname in England.

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Genealogy Resources for the Surname COOK:

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FamilySearch - COOK Genealogy
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DistantCousin.com - COOK Genealogy & Family History
Free databases and genealogy links for the last name Cook.

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References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Menk, Lars. A Dictionary of German Jewish Surnames. Avotaynu, 2005.

Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia. Avotaynu, 2004.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Hanks, Patrick. Dictionary of American Family Names. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

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