Hockett Family History

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Hockett Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English pet form of the Old English personal name Hocca.

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

Similar surnames: Hackett, Duckett, Pickett, Cockett, Stockett, Beckett, Lockett

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Hockett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hockett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hockett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hockett Family Origin

Where is the Hockett family from?

Hockett Family Occupations

What did your Hockett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hockett family was Farming. The most common Hockett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Hockett's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hockett.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hockett ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Hockett Historical Records

What Hockett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Hockett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hockett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 950 immigration records available for the last name Hockett. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Hockett. For the veterans among your Hockett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hockett Life Expectancy

What is the average Hockett lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Hockett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hockett in 1950 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hockett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hockett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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