Rook Name Meaning

English: nickname from the bird (Old English hroc), most likely given to a person with very dark hair or a dark complexion or to someone with a raucous voice. English: some early examples, such as Robert of ye Rook (London 1318) and Henry del Rook (Staffordshire 1332), point clearly to a local name of some kind. The first of these could be from a house sign, the second may be a variant of Rock 1. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrok, of uncertain origin; perhaps a cognate of 1 or from Middle High German rohen ‘to cry or yell (in battle)’ or Old High German ruoh ‘intent’. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Ruck.

List of People with Surname Rook

According to our database, there are a total of 1,425 people with the surname Rook. Among these people surnamed Rook, there are about 376 unique names, with an average of 3 people who have the same name. James Rook, Michael Rook and Robert Rook are the top three most popular names from the list of people surnamed Rook, with 30, 30 and 30 people respectively.

Moreover, we found that North Carolina has the largest number of people surnamed Rook, with a total of 98 people, and there are a total of 82 unique names among these people. Pennsylvania is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Rook, with a total of 114 people and an average of 80 unique names.