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Kock Name Meaning

Dutch (De Kock) and German: occupational name for a cook, Middle Dutch, Middle Low German kok. German (Köck): Bavarian variant of Keck, a nickname from Alemannic kech ‘lively’, ‘bold’.

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


Similar surnames: Klock, Mock, Krock, Hock, Rock, Lock, Koch, Bock, Dock, Keck

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Where is the Kock family from?

You can see how Kock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kock families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 10 Kock families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Kock's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kock families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kock. 20% of Kock men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kock women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kock were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Kock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kock 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Kock. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Kock. For the veterans among your Kock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kock lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kock in 1944 was 29, and 85 in 2004.

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