Hook Name Meaning

English (southern): from Middle English hoke, Old English hoc ‘hook’, in any of a variety of senses: as a metonymic occupational name for someone who made and sold hooks as agricultural implements or employed them in his work; as a topographic name for someone who lived by a ‘hook’ of land, i.e. the bend of a river or the spur of a hill; or as a nickname (in part a survival of an Old English byname) for someone with a hunched back or a hooked nose. A similar ambiguity of interpretation presents itself in the case of Crook. In some cases the surname may be habitational from any of various places named Hook(e), from this word, as for example in Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Worcestershire. Swedish (Hö(ö)k): nickname or a metonymic occupational name from hök ‘hawk’, a soldier’s name.

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


Similar surnames: Hood, Hoo, Hoop, Look, Rook, Hock, Cook, Hoch, Wool, Hoos

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Hook Family Origin

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Hook Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    7%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%

In 1881, the most common Hook occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Hook's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hook. A less common occupation for the Hook family was Coal Miner.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Hook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hook in 1940 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hook

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