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Origin and popularity of the name HOOK


Hook : 1: English: from Middle English hoke Old English hōc ‘hook bend in a river hill spur’. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived at or near a river bend or hill spur or habitational from any of various places called with this word such as Hook in Devon Hampshire Lancashire Surrey Wiltshire and Yorkshire as well as Hooke in Dorset.2: English: nickname from Middle English hok ‘hook’ perhaps for someone with a hooked or crooked nose or bent back or from the Old English personal name Hōca or Hōc probably originally a nickname for a man with a hook nose or bent figure.3: Swedish (Höök): nickname soldier's name or ornamental name from hök ‘hawk’.4: Possibly an Americanized form of Dutch Hoek. Compare Van Hook.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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