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Knock Family History

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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Where is the Knock family from?

You can see how Knock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knock families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Knock families living in Maryland. This was about 38% of all the recorded Knock's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Knock families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Knock. 23% of Knock men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Knock women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knock were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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