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Brock Name Meaning

English Scottish and North German: variant of Brook . English and Scandinavian: nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger from Middle English brok(ke) ‘badger’ (Old English brocc) and Danish brok (a word of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch Cornish brogh Irish broc). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures. Dutch and Flemish: from a personal name a short form of Brockert . Dutch and Flemish: topographic name a variant of Broek ‘water meadow flood plain’ (see Vandenbroek ). South German: nickname for a stout and strong man from Middle High German brocke ‘lump piece’. North German: topographic name for someone who lived near a marsh (compare standard German Bruch) from Middle Low German brōk ‘swamp moor’ or a habitational name from any of various places called Broch and Brock. This surname is also found in Denmark.7: Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably an acronymic surname from the first letters of Hebrew ben rabi ‘son of rabbi’ and of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name; see also Brill .8: Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Brok a place in Poland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rock, Brick, Beck, Block, Brook, Bock, Brack, Krock, Bruck, Bick

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You can see how Brock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brock families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 48 Brock families living in Kentucky. This was about 9% of all the recorded Brock's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Brock families in 1840.
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What did your Brock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brock. 20% of Brock men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Brock women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brock were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

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There are 54,000 military records available for the last name Brock. For the veterans among your Brock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Brock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brock in 1942 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

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