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

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Dock Family Origin

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Dock Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dock. The most common Dock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Dock's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dock family was Carpenter.

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Dock Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dock

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