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Mac Cúg, Cook, Cooke, McCook


The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Cooke. It was a name given to someone who was a cook, a seller of cooked meats or a keeper of an eating-house. The surname Cooke is derived from the Old English word coc, which means cook. McCook is also an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg, meaning ‘son of Hugo’.