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The present generation of the Hooke family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the place called Hooke in Devon.

Hooke Early Origins



The surname Hooke was first found in Devon where one of the first records of the name was found in 1050-71 in a reference of Old English Bynames of Devon. Later in the Assize Rolls of Lincolnshire, the Latin form of the name, Hervicus and Richard Hoc were listed in 1218. By 1230, the Pipe Rolls of Berkshire has listed John Hook; the first listing of the name as it is more commonly spelt today. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
"The surname was written in the XIV century as Atte Hooke, and this by crasis sometimes became Tooke. It may be mentioned that Hoke, as a personal name, occurs in Saxon times. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Hooke Spelling Variations


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Hooke Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hooke include Hook, Hooke, Hoke and others.

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Hooke Early History


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Hooke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hooke research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1270, 1275, 1296, 1417, 1636, 1575, 1580, 1658, 1640, 1642, 1635, 1703, 1655 and 1712 are included under the topic Early Hooke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hooke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hooke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Rev. Thomas Huyck DCL (died 1575), Chancellor of the Diocese of London; Sir Richard Hook of Scotland; Humphrey Hooke (1580-1658), a Member of Parliament for Bristol...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hooke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hooke In Ireland


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Hooke In Ireland



Some of the Hooke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hooke were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hooke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Hooke, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1620
  • Benjamin Hooke, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Nathaniel Hooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Hooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Richard Hooke, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hooke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Hooke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Hooke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Hooke arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hooke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hooke (post 1700)



  • William H Hooke Ph.D., Senior Policy Fellow and the Director of the Policy Program for the American Meteorological Society
  • Roger Hooke Ph.D., American Research Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the Climate Change Institute in Maine
  • Janet Hooke Ph.D., English Professor of Physical Geography at Portsmouth University
  • Samuel Henry Hooke (1874-1968), English scholar of comparative religion
  • Luke Joseph Hooke (1716-1796), Irish theologian

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  11. ...

The Hooke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hooke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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