Hockemeyer Family History
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Hockemeyer Name Meaning
distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (see Meyer) who also ran a local general store, which was typically the case in rural communities in the 18th century, providing a service for the community and additional income for the owner. possibly also an occupational name for a supervisor of small traders, from Middle High German hocke ‘street trader’ + meier ‘official’, ‘steward’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press