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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KUWK
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Meaning & History

Derived from Old English coc meaning "cook", ultimately from Latin coquus. It was an occupational name for a cook, a man who sold cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house.

Related Names

VariantsCoke, Cokes, Cooke, Cookson
Other Languages & CulturesKoch(German) Cuocco, Cuoco(Italian) Kock(Low German)

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