Last name: ROOK

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ROOK : This last name is indexed 65,034 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ROOK : 1: English: either a nickname from Middle English rok(e) ruk(e) ‘rook’ (Old English hrōc) perhaps for someone with very dark hair or a dark complexion or with a raucous voice or else a topographic or habitational name referring to a house with the sign of the rook.2: English: variant of Rock.3: German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with hrok perhaps a cognate of 1 or from Middle High German rōhen ‘to cry or yell (in battle)’ or Old High German ruoh ‘intent’ ‘greed’.4: Perhaps an altered form of German Ruck.

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