James Hook

Brief Life History of James

When James Hook was born about 1716, in Prince George's, Maryland, British Colonial America, his father, James Hook, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Madden, was 11714. He married Mary in 1752. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 12 October 1802, in Prince George's, Maryland, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cundinamarca, Colombia.

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James Hook
Marriage: 1752
Stephen Hook Sr.
Daniel Hook
Mary Parnal Hook
James Samuel Hook

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  • James Hook in entry for Elizabeth Hook, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English hoke, Old English hōc ‘hook, bend in a river, hill spur’. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived at or near a river bend or hill spur, or habitational, from any of various places called with this word, such as Hook in Devon, Hampshire, Lancashire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Yorkshire, as well as Hooke in Dorset.

English: nickname from Middle English hok ‘hook’, perhaps for someone with a hooked or crooked nose or bent back, or from the Old English personal name Hōca or Hōc, probably originally a nickname for a man with a hook nose or bent figure.

Swedish (Höök): nickname, soldier's name, or ornamental name from hök ‘hawk’.

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

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