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Hooks Surname Meaning

English (Norfolk): post-medieval variant of Hook with excrescent -s or else a topographic name for someone residing at or near some bends in a river or track from the plural of Middle English hok ‘hook’; see Hook This surname is also established in northern Ireland (Armagh and Down). Possibly an Americanized form of Dutch Hoeks a genitivized form of Hoek .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hook, Hooke, Cooks, Look, Moors, Fooks, Rooks, Howes, Rocks, Hoo

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Where is the Hooks family from?

You can see how Hooks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hooks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hooks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 210 Hooks families living in Norfolk. This was about 39% of all the recorded Hooks's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Hooks families in 1891.
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What did your Hooks ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hooks. 16% of Hooks men worked as a General Labourer and 84% of Hooks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hooks were Gardener and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hooks. 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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There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Hooks. For the veterans among your Hooks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hooks lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hooks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hooks in 1940 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

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