Late 16C English Given Names: Notes on Rook
Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names
Notes on the name Rook
Rook: The listing is for Rook Bendishe, of Kent. This seems to be a genuine late instance of Rook as an English given name to go with the Domesday Book entry for Roc (Feilitzen at Hrôc). There is an English surname Bendishe; it is a locative, from a place in Essex, which is just north of Kent, or a place in Hertfordshire, which is just west of Essex (DES at Bendish).
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