John Cook

about 1785–
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Cook was born about 1785, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He married Elizabeth Pittman on 8 October 1810, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Cook
Elizabeth Pittman
Marriage: 8 October 1810
Mary Cook
John Cook
Joseph Cook
Elizabeth Cook
James Cook

Spouse and Children

8 October 1810
Crewkerne, Somerset, England


World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 16

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 30

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 38

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Cook, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • John Cook in entry for James Cook, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Cook in entry for Elizabeth Cook, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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