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Early Origins of the Look family

The surname Look was first found in Berwickshire where the this surname is derived from the name of an ancestor as in 'the son of Luke,' which is popularly Luck and Luckie on the Scottish border. [1]

Early History of the Look family

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Look Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Luck, Luke, Louk, Louke, Loucks, Lucke and others.

Early Notables of the Look family (pre 1700)

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Look Ranking

In the United States, the name Look is the 8,911st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Look family to Ireland

Some of the Look family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Look migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Look Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Karl Bogislaw Look, aged 34, who arrived in America in 1843 [3]
  • S W Look, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]
  • Ernest Look, who landed in Arkansas in 1894 [3]

Australia Look migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Look Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Look, a boat-builder, who arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Look, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Himalaya" in 1849 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Look (post 1700) +

  • William J. Look, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State Senate Cape and Plymouth District, 1923-24 [5]
  • Victor H. Look, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1935 [5]
  • Dexter G. Look (1863-1935), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 2nd District, 1923-34 [5]

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  4. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The HIMALAYA 1849. Retrieved from
  5. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from on Facebook