Hock Family History
Hock Name Meaning
German (Bavaria; Höck): topographic name for someone living by a hedge from a dialect variant of Heck Compare Hoeck . German: occupational name from Middle High German hocke ‘street trader’. South German: variant of Haack German (also Höck) and Dutch: from a short form of an ancient Germanic name with the first element hugi ‘mind thought’ (e.g. Hubert ). Compare Hoeck and Huck . Jewish (Ashkenazic): when not of the same origin as 2 above from a short form of the personal name Isaac . English: from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Hocke which might derive from Old English Hocca (of uncertain origin) or from a shortened form of Oki (see Okey ) with prosthetic H-.7: English: sometimes a variant of Hook with shortened vowel.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022