Rock Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a notable crag or outcrop, from Middle English rokke ‘rock’ (see Roach), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Rock in Northumberland. English: variant of Roke (see Rokes 1). English: metonymic occupational name for a spinner or a maker of distaffs, from Middle English rok ‘distaff’ (from Old Norse rokkr or Middle Dutch rocke or an unattested Old English cognate). German: from a short form of the personal name Rocco (see Roche 3). German: metonymic occupational name for a tailor, from Middle High German rok, roc ‘skirt’, ‘gown’. German (Röck): variant of Roche 3.

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


Similar surnames: Lock, Brock, Hock, Rook, Mock, Dock, Krock, Reck, Tock, Nock

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Rock Family Origin

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Rock Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rock family was Carpenter. The most common Rock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Rock's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rock.

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Rock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Rock in 1941 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rock

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