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Hockey Family History

Hockey Name Meaning

English (Somerset): apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, probably in southern England.

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


Similar surnames: Hockley, Hackley, Rocker, Cockey, Buckey, Gockel, Hucker, Beckey

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Where is the Hockey family from?

You can see how Hockey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hockey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hockey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Hockey family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Hockey's in the USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Hockey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hockey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hockey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hockey. 20% of Hockey men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Hockey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hockey were Machinist and Cook.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Cook
    13%
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What Hockey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Hockey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hockey 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 Hockey. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Hockey. For the veterans among your Hockey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hockey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Hockey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Hockey in 1952 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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