Knock Family History

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Knock Name Meaning

North German form of Knoche. German: possibly a habitational name from Knock near Emden. English: topographic name for someone living by a hill, from Middle English knocke ‘hill’ (Old English cnoc).

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

Similar surnames: Krock, Nock, Knick, Rock, Knocke, Brock, Stock, Klock, Knox, Hock

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Knock Family Origin

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Knock Family Occupations

What did your Knock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knock. The most common Knock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Knock's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Knock family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Knock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Knock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knock 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Knock. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Knock. For the veterans among your Knock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knock Life Expectancy

What is the average Knock lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Knock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Knock in 1956 was 62, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knock 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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