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Shockley Family History

Shockley Name Meaning
English: of uncertain origin. Most probably a habitational name from Shocklach in Cheshire, named in Old English with sceocca ‘goblin’, ‘evil spirit’ + læcc ‘boggy stream’. In the 17th century, the name was most common in Buckinghamshire, England.Perhaps also an Americanized form of Swiss German Schoechli, a topographic name meaning ‘barn’, from a diminutive of Schoch.

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

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Name Distribution of Shockley Families

  • Number of Shockley families
     74 - 146
     25 - 73
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Shockley families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shockley last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Shockley Family Origin

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Shockley Immigration Information

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Shockley Family Occupations

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