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Hocker Name Meaning

South German; North German (Höcker): variant of Haack 2, with the addition of the agent suffix -er. German (also Höcker): from a Germanic personal name composed with hugi ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + ger ‘spear’.

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


Similar surnames: Hockert, Rocker, Hecker, Hacker, Hucker, Hooker, Recker, Hohner

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Where is the Hocker family from?

You can see how Hocker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hocker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hocker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Hocker families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 36% of all the recorded Hocker's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Hocker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hocker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hocker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hocker. 19% of Hocker men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Hocker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hocker were Carpenter and Stenographer. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Hocker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hocker 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Hocker. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hocker. For the veterans among your Hocker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hocker lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hocker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hocker in 1949 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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