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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name HOOKS

Origin

Hooks : 1: 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 1. This surname is also established in northern Ireland (Armagh and Down).2: Possibly an Americanized form of Dutch Hoeks a genitivized form of Hoek.

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

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