Cooks Family History

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Cooks Name Meaning

English: variant of or patronymic from Cook.

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

Similar surnames: Hooks, Cooke, Coots, Cook, Cocks, Fooks, Crooks, Rooks, Socks, Corns

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Cooks Family Origin

Where is the Cooks family from?

Cooks Family Occupations

What did your Cooks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cooks occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Cooks's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cooks. A less common occupation for the Cooks family was Stone Mason.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Stone Mason


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cooks ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cooks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Cooks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cooks 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cooks. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Cooks. For the veterans among your Cooks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cooks Life Expectancy

What is the average Cooks lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cooks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Cooks in 1944 was 29, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cooks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cooks 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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