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Shockley Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Most probably a habitational name from Shocklach in Cheshire, named in Old English with sceocca ‘goblin’, ‘evil spirit’ + læcc ‘boggy stream’. In the 17th century, the name was most common in Buckinghamshire, England. Perhaps also an Americanized form of Swiss German Schoechli, a topographic name meaning ‘barn’, from a diminutive of Schoch.

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


Similar surnames: Hockley, Shackley, Stockley, Checkley, Buckley, Beckley, Shockey

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Shockley Family Origin

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Shockley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

In 1880, the most common Shockley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Shockley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shockley family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shockley.

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