Crook Family History

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Crook Name Meaning

from the Old Norse byname Krókr meaning ‘crook’, ‘bend’, originally possibly bestowed on a cripple or hunchback or a devious schemer, but in early medieval England used as a personal name. from Old Norse krókr ‘hook’, ‘bend’, borrowed into Middle English as a vocabulary word and applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker, seller, or user of hooks or a topographic name for someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from places in Cumbria and Durham named Crook from this word.

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

Similar surnames: Croom, Rook, Brook, Croft, Cook, Creek, Roos, Brock, Crock, Croce

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Crook Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Crook name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Crook. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Crook Family Origin

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Crook Family Occupations

What did your Crook ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Crook family was Labourer. The most common Crook occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Crook's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Crook.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


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

Crook Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 232,000 census records available for the last name Crook. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Crook 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Crook. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Crook. For the veterans among your Crook ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Crook Life Expectancy

What is the average Crook lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Crook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Crook in 1942 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Crook

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Crook 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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