Martha Crook

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Crook was born on 9 April 1715, in Prince George, Virginia, United States, her father, George Crook, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Taliaferro?, was 29. She died in United States.

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Family Time Line

George Crook
Elizabeth Taliaferro?
Solomon Crook Jr.
George Amos Crook
Martha Crook
Mary Crook
Tabatha Crook
Elizabeth Crook
Joseph Crook
James Crook

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  • Martha Crook, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"

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Name Meaning


topographic name from Old Norse krókr ‘nook or bend’ denoting someone who lived by a bend in a river or road. In some instances the surname may have arisen as a habitational name from any of the places called Crook in Cumberland and Durham, or Crooke in Lancashire, all of which are derived from this word.

topographic name for someone who lived ‘(at the) barrow or mound’ from Brittonic crüg. In some instances this may have arisen as a habitational name from either Crook in Combe Raleigh or perhaps Crooke in North Tawton (both Devon), which are derived from this word.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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