can the surname “Cook” be Irish in origin?
( No ‘e’ at the end ).
- tellitlikeitisLv 75 months ago
It's thought to be English but English was spoken in Ireland for a very long time, so your name could have originated there. But there's no mystery about Cook. Like many others, it was acquired through your ancestors having been cooks. Literally. Smith is another occupational name, from blacksmith. And Butcher is self explanatory too!
- EisbärLv 75 months ago
It's English. The only way I believe it could be Irish is if the Irish spelling was Anglicized from McCook or Gaelic, MacCug (son of Hugo) or if it was an English implant in Ireland.
- CogitoLv 75 months ago
It was just a name given to cooks - and cooks could come from absolutely anywhere.
Surnames tell you almost nothing,
- MaxiLv 75 months ago
The surname derives from the Old English lanague word' coc', and Latin cocus, meaning "cook." So not Irish.......... NO surname ever tells you where in the world people originated, just the lanaguge heard, spoken or which influenced the person when they first took the surname.... and that could be from three quarters of the worlds countries which took English lanaguge surnames..ONLY way to find your ancestry is to do the real research not name hunt