Cocking Family History

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Cocking Name Meaning

English: from a diminutive of Middle English cok ‘cock’ (see Cocke).

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

Similar surnames: Cocklin, Hocking, Picking, Cocke, Stocking, Colling, Gosling, Cooling

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Cocking Family Origin

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Cocking Family Occupations

What did your Cocking ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cocking occupation in the USA was Miner. 28% of Cocking's were Miners. A less common occupation for the Cocking family was Boot Maker. Miner, Farmer and Bar Tender were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cocking.

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  • Miner

  • Farmer

  • Bar Tender

  • Boot Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cocking ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cocking Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Cocking. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cocking census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cocking. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cocking. For the veterans among your Cocking ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cocking Life Expectancy

What is the average Cocking lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2003, in the United States, Cocking life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cocking in 1940 was 33, and 72 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cocking

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cocking ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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