Hocking Family History

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Hocking Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): from a Middle English pet form of the Old English personal name Hocca. Dutch: patronymic from Hock 4.

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

Similar surnames: Hoskin, Hacking, Cocking, Hickling, Picking, Hockin, Colling, Gosling

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Hocking Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hocking name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hocking. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Hocking Family Origin

Where is the Hocking family from?

Hocking Family Occupations

What did your Hocking ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Miner and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hocking. The most common Hocking occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Hocking's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hocking family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Hocking Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Hocking. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hocking 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Hocking. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hocking. For the veterans among your Hocking ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hocking Life Expectancy

What is the average Hocking lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Hocking life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hocking in 1945 was 50, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hocking

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hocking 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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