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Hock Name Meaning

German (Bavaria; Höck): topographic name for someone living by a hedge, from a dialect variant of Heck 2. German: occupational name from Middle High German hocke ‘street trader’. South German form of Haack 2. Dutch: from a short form of a Germanic name with the first element hugi ‘mind’, ‘thought’ (e.g. Hugh, Hubert). Dutch: habitational or topographic name, a variant of Hoek. Jewish (Ashkenazic): when not of the same origin as 2 above, from a short form of the personal name Isaac.

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


Similar surnames: Rock, Hack, Heck, Hoch, Hick, Huck, Mock, Lock, Bock, Tock

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Where is the Hock family from?

You can see how Hock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hock families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Hock families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 39% of all the recorded Hock's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hock families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hock. 13% of Hock men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Hock women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hock were Truck Driver and Housewife.

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Hock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hock 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Hock. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Hock. For the veterans among your Hock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hock lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Hock in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

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