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Alcock Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of any of various personal names beginning with Al-, especially Alan and Alexander. The Middle English hypocoristic suffix -cok (see Cocke) was very commonly added to personal names in Middle English; compare for example Hancock and Wilcock.

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


Similar surnames: Aycock, Acock, Adcock, Hancock, Haycock, Bocock, Babcock, Aldous

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Where is the Alcock family from?

You can see how Alcock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Alcock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Alcock families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 10 Alcock families living in New Hampshire. This was about 30% of all the recorded Alcock's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Alcock families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Alcock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Alcock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alcock. 18% of Alcock men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Alcock women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alcock were Farming and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

There are 79,000 census records available for the last name Alcock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alcock census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Alcock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Alcock. For the veterans among your Alcock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Alcock lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Alcock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Alcock in 1946 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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