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Bock Name Meaning

German: nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat, Middle High German boc, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a goat. Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Bock ‘he-goat’. English: variant of Buck.

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


Similar surnames: Buck, Beck, Brock, Bick, Back, Hock, Block, Rock, Bok, Book

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Where is the Bock family from?

You can see how Bock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bock families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Bock families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 46% of all the recorded Bock's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bock families in 1840.
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What did your Bock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bock. 13% of Bock men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Bock women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bock were Clerk and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Bock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bock 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 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Bock. 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 41,000 military records available for the last name Bock. For the veterans among your Bock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bock lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bock in 1945 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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