Cook (surname)

Cook (surname)
Cook
Family name
Cook family coat of arms.svg
Cook coat of arms
Meaning cook (occupational)
Region of origin England
Language(s) of origin Old English
Related names Koch, Cooke, Cooker, Cock, Cocks, and Cox
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Cook is a family name of English origin. There are several figures named Cook:

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  • Barbara Cook (born 1927), singer, actress
  • Bert Cook is a New Zealander former rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s who at representative level has played rugby union (RU) for New Zealand Army, and at representative level has played rugby league (RL) for Other Nationalities, and at club level for Leeds, Keighley, and Dewsbury, playing at Fullback, i.e. number 1.[
  • Beryl Cook (1926–2008), English painter
  • Bill Cook or Billy Cook see William Cook
  • Bob Cook (born January 6, 1948 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a retired ice hockey right winger.
  • Boo Cook (born 1972) is a British comic artist, whose work mainly features in the comic 2000 AD.
  • Brian Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Bruce Cook (1932–2003), American writer
  • Bun Cook (September 18, 1904 in Kingston, Ontario - March 19, 1988) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League and the Saskatoon Crescents in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association.
  • Byron Cook (born April 8, 1954) is a rancher and businessman from Corsicana, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 8, which encompasses Anderson, Freestone, Limestone, and Navarro counties.
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  • Carole Cook (born 1928) is an American actress. She has appeared in many theatrical productions, in films and on television.
  • Catherine Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Charlie Cook (born November 20, 1953), originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, is an American political analyst who specializes in election forecasts and political trends. He attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
  • Chris Cook or Christopher - several people
  • Christine Cook (born 1970), English field hockey player
  • Clay Cook (born April 20, 1978) is a songwriter, producer and musician
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  • Daequan Cook (born April 28, 1987 in Dayton, Ohio) is an American basketball player and currently a shooting guard for the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Dane Cook (born 1972), American comedian
  • David Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Dennis Cook ( born 1962) is an American former professional baseball pitcher.
  • Dick Cook, Chairman of Disney Studios
  • Doc Cook (Charles L. Cooke, 1891-1958), jazz bandleader
  • Don Cook (born May 25, 1949 [2] in San Antonio, Texas) is an American record producer and songwriter whose work is mainly in the field of country music.
  • Don Cook (Organist) is the organ area coordinator and the university carillonneur at Brigham Young University (BYU).
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  • Eli Cook (1814–1865), American politician
  • Elizabeth Cook (disambiguation)
  • Elisha Cook, Jr. (1903–1995), American actor
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  • Fielder Cook (March 9, 1923 – June 20, 2003) was an American television and film director, producer, and writer whose 1971 television movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story spawned the series The Waltons.
  • Francis Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Frank Cook (born 1935), leftist British politician
  • Fred Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Frederick Cook (disambiguation)
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  • Garry Cook (born 10 January 1958) is a former British athlete, who competed mainly in the 800 metres with a best time of 1:44.55.
  • Garry Cook (CEO) is a British football executive, currently Chief Executive of Manchester City having worked for Nike between 1996 and 2008.
  • George Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Geoff Cook (born Geoffrey Cook, 9 October 1951, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire)[1] is a former English cricketer, who played in seven Tests and six ODIs from 1981 to 1983.
  • Glen Cook (born 1944), author
  • Glen Cook (baseball)
  • Greg Cook (disambiguation)
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  • James Cook (1728–1779), British explorer, navigator, and map maker
  • James Cook (Australian footballer), former Australian Football League player
  • James Cook (American football), former NFL player
  • James M. Cook, New York State Comptroller 1854–1855
  • James William Cook (1820–1875), Canadian businessman and political figure
  • James Cook (boxer and community worker), UK Boxer
  • James Cook (Skins character), a fictional character from the British teen drama, Skins
  • James Cook, a member of the band Delphic
  • Jamie Cook, guitarist with British band, The Arctic Monkeys
  • Jamie Cook (footballer)
  • Jesse Cook is a Toronto-based guitarist, born in Paris to Canadian parents.
  • Jeffrey Cook (disambiguation), or Jeff Cook, several people
  • Jim Cook, NASCAR driver
  • Jimmy Cook, former South African cricketer
  • Joan Cook (born October 6, 1934 in English Harbour West, Newfoundland) was a Canadian Senator for Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Joan Riddell Cook (January 5, 1922, Portland, Oregon - February 5, 1995,[1]New York City) was an American newspaper journalist and editor, a trade union leader, and a founding director of JAWS (Journalism and Women Symposium). Cook died of breast cancer in 1995 in New York City.
  • John Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Jonathan Cook (born 1965) is a British writer and a freelance journalist based in Nazareth, Israel, who writes about the Middle East, and more specifically, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Jordan Cook (born 20 March 1990) is an English professional footballer, who plays as a striker at Premier League side Sunderland.
  • Joseph Cook (disambiguation)
  • Herman "Junior" Cook (July 22, 1934 – February 3, 1992) was a hard bop tenor saxophone player.
  • Justin Cook (born 1982), American voice actor
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  • Lawrence Cook (disambiguation), several people
  • Lee Cook (born 3 August 1982) is an English footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers as a midfielder.
  • Lemuel Cook (1759–1866), American Revolutionary War veteran
  • Leonard Cook (born 20 April 1912, date of death unknown) was an Australian boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
  • Lester Cook (born 1984) is an American professional tennis player.
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  • Marlow Cook (born July 27, 1926) is a former Republican United States Senator from Kentucky.
  • Marv Cook was born to Marilyn Cook February 24, 1966 in West Branch, Iowa, is a former professional American football player who was selected by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 1989 NFL Draft. A 6'4", 234-lb.
  • Matthew Cook (disambiguation)
  • Merrill Cook (born May 6, 1946) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Utah.
  • Michael Cook (disambiguation) or Mike Cook - several people
  • Mitch Cook (born 15 October 1961 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England) is a retired English professional football player.
  • Murray Cook (born 30 June 1960 in Cowra, New South Wales) is an Australian vocalist, songwriter and guitarist.
  • Myke Cook (born 1989) is an Australian Rules football player who plays for the Adelaide Crows.
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  • Natalie Cook (born 1975), Australian beach volleyball player
  • Nathaniel Cook (19th century), designer of the standard set of chess figures
  • Nicholas Cook (born 1950), musicologist
  • Nick Cook (Nicholas Julian Cook, b. September 2, 1959) is a British aviation journalist and author of fiction and non-fiction works and has won four Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards from the Royal Aeronautical Society.
  • Nick Cook (cricketer) (born Nicholas Grant Billson Cook, 17 June 1956, Leicester)[1] is a former English cricketer, who played in fifteen Tests and three ODIs from 1983 to 1989.
  • Nicky Cook is an English professional boxer who fights at featherweight he is the former British, Commonwealth, European featherweight and WBO super featherweight champion.[
  • Norman Cook (born 1963), British musician (aka Fatboy Slim)
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  • Omar Cook (born 1982) is a member of the Montenegro national basketball team
  • Orator F. Cook (born 1867), American botanist
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  • Quinn Cook (born March 23, 1993) is an American college basketball player who currently plays at Duke University.[
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  • Rachael Leigh Cook (born 1979), actress
  • Richard Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Rick Cook (born 1944), American author
  • Rick Cook (architect) (born 1960), New York City architect
  • Robin Cook (disambiguation)
  • Roderick Cook (9 February 1932 – 17 August 1990) was an English playwright, writer, theater director, and actor of stage, television, and film.
  • Roger Cook (disambiguation) Several people
  • Ron Cook (born in 1948) is an English actor who has been active in the theatre, film and television since the 1970s.
  • Ryan Cook (disambiguation) several people
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  • Sam Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Sherburne F. Cook (born 1896, died 1974) was a physiologist by training, and served as professor and chairman of the department of physiology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was also a noted pioneer in population studies of the native peoples of North America and Mesoamerica and in field methods and quantitative analysis in archaeology.
  • Stéphane Cook(born May 5, 1973-) is a Swiss cardiologist.
  • Stephen Cook (disambiguation)
  • Steve Cook (disambiguation) several people
  • Stu Cook, former bassist of the U.S rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival
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  • Ted Cook was an association football player who represented New Zealand, playing in New Zealand's first ever official international
  • Terry Cook (born 1968) is an American former stock car driver.
  • Theodore Andrea Cook (1867–1928), British writer and art critic
  • Thomas Cook (1808–1892), entrepreneur
  • T.S. Cook (born Thomas Steven Cook August 25, 1947), is an American screenwriter and producer, perhaps best known for writing The China Syndrome (1979), sharing with Mike Gray and James Bridges, which garned him Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Golden Globe-nominations.
  • Timothy D. Cook (born 1960), CEO of Apple, Inc.
  • Troy Cook (born 12 August 1976) is an Australian rules footballer. Cook plays for the Perth Football Club in the West Australian Football League.
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  • Victor Cook is an American television director, writer, and producer.
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  • Will Marion Cook (January 27, 1869 – July 19, 1944) was a composer and violinist from the United States.
  • William Cook (disambiguation), Will Cook, Bill Cook or Billy Cook - several people
  • Willie Cook (November 11, 1923, Tangipahoa, Louisiana - September 22, 2000, Stockholm, Sweden) was an American jazz trumpeter.
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