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Hancock Family History

Hancock Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names (see Cocke).Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Hancock Families

  • Number of Hancock families
     260 - 517
     87 - 259
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Hancock families
     915 - 1,828
     306 - 914
     1 - 305
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hancock families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hancock Family Origin

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Hancock Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hancock

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Hancock Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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