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What does the name Cook mean?

The Cook surname comes from Old English, and is common throughout the English-speaking world. The origins of the surname Cook are occupational, derived from the word 'coc'. This name could be used to describe someone who not only cooked, but sold cooked meat, or ran an inn or eating-house.

The earliest occurrence of the Cook surname in our family history documents is from 1388, and we currently have 3,296,276 records where Cook appears.

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