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Dock Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation; possibly from Middle English doke ‘duck’ (see Duck). Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named Dokk, from Old Norse d{o,}kk ‘hollow’, ‘depression’. Possibly an altered form of German Docke, a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in the cloth trade, from Middle Low German dok ‘fabric’.

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


Similar surnames: Duck, Rock, Lock, Hock, Tock, Dick, Bock, Mock, Sock, Bick

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Where is the Dock family from?

You can see how Dock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dock families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Dock families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Dock's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dock families in 1840.
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What did your Dock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dock. 31% of Dock men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Dock women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dock were Manager and Housekeeper.

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    6%
  • Manager
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dock 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dock. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Dock. For the veterans among your Dock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dock lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dock in 1941 was 23, and 83 in 2004.

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