Rook Name Meaning

English: nickname from the bird (Old English hroc), most likely given to a person with very dark hair or a dark complexion or to someone with a raucous voice. English: some early examples, such as Robert of ye Rook (London 1318) and Henry del Rook (Staffordshire 1332), point clearly to a local name of some kind. The first of these could be from a house sign, the second may be a variant of Rock 1. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrok, of uncertain origin; perhaps a cognate of 1 or from Middle High German rohen ‘to cry or yell (in battle)’ or Old High German ruoh ‘intent’. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Ruck.

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


Similar surnames: Rock, Brook, Roos, Root, Cook, Book, Hook, Roop, Roof, Crook

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Rook Family Origin

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Rook Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Rook occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Rook's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Rook family was Bricklayer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rook.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Rook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Rook in 1940 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rook

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