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Kok Family History

Kok Name Meaning

occupational name for a cook, Middle Dutch coc. occupational name from Middle Dutch (scarp)coc ‘executioner’, ‘hangman’.

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


Similar surnames: Kock, Koke, Kos, Kor, Kuk, Kook, Ko, Kolk, Kon, Krok

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Where is the Kok family from?

You can see how Kok families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kok family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kok families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 46 Kok families living in Michigan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kok's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kok families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kok surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kok ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kok. 61% of Kok men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kok women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kok were Farm Laborer and Farmeritts.

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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
    61%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    25%
  • Secretary
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Farmeritts
    25%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kok. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kok 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Kok. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kok. For the veterans among your Kok ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kok lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kok life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kok in 1962 was 69, and 80 in 2004.

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