Cocker Family History

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Cocker Name Meaning

English: nickname for a bellicose person, from Middle English cock ‘to fight’, ‘to wrangle’ (a derivative of Old English cocc ‘cock’). English: occupational name for someone who was skilled in building haystacks, from Middle English cock ‘heap of hay’ (of Old Norse origin, or from an Old English cocc ‘mound’, ‘hill’). Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kocher.

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

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Cocker Family Origin

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Cocker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Machinist

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cocker family was Keeping House. The most common Cocker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Cocker's were Farmers. Farmer, Machinist and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cocker.

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Cocker Historical Records

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Cocker Life Expectancy

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