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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 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1199, 1554, 1558, and 1600 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)



Another 27 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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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 settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Joanna, John, Mary, Robert, Samuel, Sarah, Susannah, and Thomas Hooker settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1633
  • Thomas Hooker, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1633
  • Peter Hooker, who arrived in Virginia in 1636
  • Tho Hooker, who landed in Virginia in 1643
  • ... (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
  • Thomas Hooker settled in Maryland in 1774
  • Henry Hooker, who arrived in New York in 1785

Hooker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Hooker, who arrived in Mississippi in 1836

Hooker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hooker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Waterloo" in 1840 [2]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, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane"
  • Charles Hooker, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia"
  • ... (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 landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mrs Hooker landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • Robert Hooker, aged 23, a farm labourer, 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)



  • John Jay Hooker Jr. (1930-2016), American attorney, entrepreneur, political gadfly and Democratic nominee for Governor of Tennessee in 1970 and 1998
  • Joseph Hooker (1817-1879), American Civil War Major General
  • Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM, GCSI, CB, MD, FRS (1817-1911), English botanist and explorer awarded the Darwin Medal in 1892
  • Sir William Jackson Hooker FRS (1785-1865), English botanist
  • Sir Stanley George Hooker (1907-1984), English jet engine engineer
  • Reginald Hawthorn Hooker (1867-1944), English statistician
  • Dr. Morna Dorothy Hooker, Oxford University Lecturer in Theology
  • Sir Stanley Hooker, Rolls Royce Engineer
  • Sir Leslie Joseph Hooker Kt., Founder Chairman, Hooker Corporation Ltd

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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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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WATERLOO 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Waterloo.htm

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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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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