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Sock Family History

Sock Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker (of light, slipperlike shoes), from Middle High German socke ‘sock’; East German from a Slavic personal name Sock. Compare Sokol.

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


Similar surnames: Socks, Hock, Sack, Rock, Lock, Dock, Stock, Mock, Bock, Tock

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Where is the Sock family from?

You can see how Sock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sock families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 17 Sock families living in Michigan. This was about 23% of all the recorded Sock's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Sock families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sock. 45% of Sock men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Sock women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sock were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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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
    45%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Clerk
    50%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sock 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Sock. 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 764 military records available for the last name Sock. For the veterans among your Sock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sock lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Sock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Sock in 1951 was 47, and 76 in 2003.

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