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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

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 USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Hock families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 39% of all the recorded Hock's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hock families in 1840.
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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 USA 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
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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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