When Edith Caroline Cook was born on 9 July 1934, in Eastport, Washington, Maine, United States, her father, Ambrose Melvin Cook, was 55 and her mother, Ethel Theresa McShea, was 39. She died on 16 November 1999, in Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 65.
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 .