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This interesting surname is of Scottish origin, and is derived from the occupational name for a cook, derived from the Latin "cocus"; the name could also have been given to a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house. The name development since 1178 (see below) includes the following: John Coquis (circa 1190, Kelso); Radulphus Cocus (1204, Dryburgh); Richard Cook (1274, Dunfermline); William Cuk (1398, Aberdeen); and John Cuke (1402, Edinburgh). The modern surname can be found as Cooke and Cook, and is very common in both Scotland and England. An early settler in America was one Garret Cooke, who set sail from London on the "Primrose" in July 1635, bound for Virginea...

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Sir Howard Felix Hanlan Cooke, Governor General of Jamaica, c.1914 - c.2009

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Looking for information regarding Anthony or John Anthony Cooke born 1837 in Aglish Co Mayo Ireland His wife was Ellen born in 1840. They were married in 1852 in Aglish Co Mayo ireland. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks


Dear Sir/Madam, Richard Cooke (from Dover) married Silvester (Silvestra) Marsh (daughter of Henry Marsh from Canterbury) in 1666. Their son Thomas Cooke immigrated to Rotterdam. I am a descendant and our Cooke family crest is the same as the Irish one shown in your website (we have lion on top). I had my DNA checked and my roots are not in England, but in Ireland/Welch/Scotland. Can you help me out with more details about Richard Cooke in connection to Ireland. Yours faithfully, Anita Cooke

Robert James Cooke

South African. Decendent of Charles Cooke and Eleanor Proudfoot (daughter of Eleanor Barry) some records say Charles Cooke Born London, others say Dublin.


Anthony Cooke born 1797 possibly aglish/castlebar co mayo ireland. His wife was cate catherine Henagjhan born 1814 in co mayo ireland, They were married in 1833 in castlebar co mayo ireland parish tuam. However I am not sure of Anthony's birth place. thank you


Anthony Cooke born 1797 in Aglish[ Castlebar Co Mayo Ireland. He married Kate or Catherine Henaghan also from Ireland in 1833 at Castlebar, Co Mayo Ireland. The parish was Tuam Ireland.

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