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Sok Name Meaning

Korean (Sok): there are three Chinese characters for this surname. One of these is so rare that it does not warrant treatment here. One of the remaining two characters is used by the Wolsong (or Kyongju) Sok clan, which provided the Shilla kingdom with eight of its 56 kings. Nowadays most members of this clan live in South Korea’s Ch’ungch’ong South province, Cholla North province, and in the old Shilla capital, Kyongju, located in Kyongsang North province. There are two clans which use the remaining Sok character. The Haeju Sok clan’s founding ancestor, Sok Song, was of Chinese extraction and held an important government post in Ming China. When Hideyoshi led the Japanese in an attack against Korea in 1592, Sok Song was part of the Ming forces sent to help defend Korea. Song distinguished himself on the battlefield, and his son, Sok Tam, later migrated to Korea and was given a royal land grant in the Haeju area. The Ch’ungju Sok clan’s founding ancestor was Sok In, an important Koryo general, who lived in the late 10th century. Sok is a fairly common surname and can be found throughout the Korean peninsula. Cambodian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: So, Son, Mok, Sun, Som, Suk, Skok, Soh, Lok, Sek

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You can see how Sok families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sok family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Sok families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 5 Sok families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Sok's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sok families in 1920.
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What did your Sok ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Sok. 67% of Sok men worked as a Laborer.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Mechanic
  • Farmer
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There are 644 census records available for the last name Sok. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sok 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 532 immigration records available for the last name Sok. 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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There are 607 military records available for the last name Sok. For the veterans among your Sok ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sok lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Sok life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Sok in 1966 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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