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Nock Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by an oak tree, from misdivision of Middle English atten oke ‘at the oak’. South German (also Nöck): from Tyrolean nock, nog ‘rounded hill’, ‘rock’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a feature, or a nickname from the same word used in the sense ‘short and fat’.

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


Similar surnames: Rock, Lock, Knock, Hock, Mock, Beck, Dock, Bock, Tock, Noah

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Where is the Nock family from?

You can see how Nock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nock families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 15 Nock families living in Virginia. This was about 58% of all the recorded Nock's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Nock families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nock. 21% of Nock men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Nock women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nock were Salesman and Housework.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    8%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Nock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nock 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Nock. 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 Nock. For the veterans among your Nock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nock lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Nock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Nock in 1943 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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