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Origins Available: English, Irish


The name Hooker is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who made hooks or an agricultural worker who used hooks. The name Hooker was also applied to someone who lived near a bend or hill-spur. The surname Hooker is derived from the Old English word hoc, which means hook.

Hooker Early Origins



The surname Hooker was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hooker Spelling Variations


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Hooker Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hooker include Hooker, Hookers and others.

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Hooker Early History


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Hooker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hooker research. Another 316 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1558, 1554, 1600, 1586 and 1647 are included under the topic Early Hooker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hooker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hooker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Richard Hooker (1554?-1600) was a noted English theologian who wrote "The Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity"; and Rev. Thomas Hooker (1586-1647), a prominent Puritan colonial leader who...

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

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Hooker In Ireland


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Hooker In Ireland



Some of the Hooker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 82 words (6 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hooker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Hooker, who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Joanna, John, Mary, Robert, Samuel, Sarah, Susannah, and Thomas Hooker, who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1633
  • Thomas Hooker, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1633 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Peter Hooker, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Tho Hooker, who landed in Virginia in 1643 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hooker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Wilhelm Hooker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Hooker, who settled in Maryland in 1774
  • Henry Hooker, who arrived in New York in 1785 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hooker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Hooker, who arrived in Mississippi in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Hooker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hooker, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Rosa Hooker, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Oliver Hooker, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WATERLOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Waterloo.htm
  • James Hooker, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml
  • Charles Hooker, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hooker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • C Hooker, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mrs Hooker, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • Robert Hooker, aged 23, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hooker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hooker (post 1700)



  • William Hooker (b. 1946), American jazz drummer and composer
  • John Lee Hooker (1917-2001), American Grammy Award winning blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist
  • Joseph Hooker (1817-1879), American Civil War Major General in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • John Jay Hooker Jr. (1930-2016), American attorney, entrepreneur, political gadfly and Democratic nominee for Governor of Tennessee in 1970 and 1998
  • Reginald Hawthorn Hooker (1867-1944), English civil servant, statistician and meteorologist, known as a pioneer in the application of correlation analysis to economics and agricultural meteorology
  • Sir William Jackson Hooker FRS (1785-1865), English botanist, and botanical illustrator, Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University, and was Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM, GCSI, CB, MD, FRS (1817-1911), English botanist and explorer awarded the Darwin Medal in 1892; Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew for 20 years, son of William Jackson Hooker
  • Dr. Morna Dorothy Hooker (b. 1931), British theologian and New Testament scholar, Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity within the University of Cambridge from 1976 to 1998
  • William Dawson Hooker M.D. (1816-1840), British physician and botanist, the son of Sir William Jackson Hooker and an elder brother to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
  • Steven "Steve" Leslie Hooker OAM (b. 1982), Australian former pole vaulter and Olympic gold medalist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Hooker


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Suggested Readings for the name Hooker



  • Descendants and Ancestors of Benjamin and Ann Frizelle Hooker (also Hook), 1976, with 1977 and 1978 & 1979 Supplements and Revisions Added by Malcolm D. Hooker.
  • Henry Hooker and Descendants, 1793-1990 by Jerry Samuel Hooker.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WATERLOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Waterloo.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/charlottejane1852.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtml

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Hooker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hooker 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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