Charles Cook

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Cook was born on 8 September 1856, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Charles Cook, was 40 and his mother, Maria Hollister, was 38. He died in 1856, in his hometown, at the age of 0.

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Family Time Line

Henry Charles Cook
1816–1903
Maria Hollister
1818–1908
Theresa Maria Cook
1844–1905
James Henry Cook
1849–
Mary Celestia Cook
1854–1854
Charles Cook
1856–1856
Franklin Moses Cook
1857–1930
Eliza Ellen Cook
1860–1947

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  • Hollister Family in America

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Middle English cok, coke, cook, couk, cuk(e) (Old English cōc) ‘cook’ or ‘seller of cooked foods’. See also Kew .

Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name (see 1 above), but in some cases a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ (see McCook ).

Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘cook’, such as German and Jewish Koch , Dutch Kook , Polish Kucharz and Kucharczyk , Slovenian and Croatian Kuhar , North German Kuk .

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

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