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Where do people with the Hook surname come from:
USA
 (52%)
Great Britain
 (31%)
Canada
 (6%)
Australia
 (2%)
New Zealand
 (1%)
Thailand
 (0.8%)
Sweden
 (0.6%)
Germany
 (0.6%)
Mexico
 (0.5%)
Finland
 (0.5%)
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The meaning of the name Hook:
  1. 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.
  2. Swedish (Hö(ö)k): nickname or a metonymic occupational name from hök ‘hawk’, a soldier’s name.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Hook:
Albert Hook   Alfred Hook   Ann Hook   Catherine Hook   Edward Hook   Elizabeth Hook   Frances Hook   George Hook   Helen Hook   James Hook   John Hook   Mary Hook   Sarah Hook   Thomas Hook   William Hook  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Hook:
morrow-hook Web Site, 13 members
Stephen Hook gets genealogical., 12 members
hook Web Site, 11 members
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