Hockley Family History

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Hockley Name Meaning

English (mainly Essex): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Essex and West Midlands. The former is so called from the Old English personal name Hocca or hocc ‘mallow’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; the latter from the personal name Hucca + hlaw ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Lockley, Checkley, Howley, Shockley, Horsley, Hooley, Stockley

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Hockley Family Origin

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Hockley Family Occupations

What did your Hockley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Atty. At Law and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hockley. The most common Hockley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Hockley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hockley family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Atty. At Law

  • Carpenter

  • Grocer


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

Hockley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name Hockley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hockley 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Hockley. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Hockley. For the veterans among your Hockley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hockley Life Expectancy

What is the average Hockley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hockley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Hockley in 1959 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hockley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hockley 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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