Bock Family History

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Bock Name Meaning

German: nickname for a man with some fancied resemblance to a he-goat, Middle High German boc, or a habitational name from a house distinguished by the sign of a goat. Altered spelling of German Böck (see Boeck) or Bach. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Bock ‘he-goat’. English: variant of Buck.

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

Similar surnames: Buck, Beck, Brock, Bick, Back, Hock, Block, Rock, Bok, Book

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Bock Family Origin

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Bock Family Occupations

What did your Bock ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bock occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Bock's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Marchand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bock. A less common occupation for the Bock family was Bookbinder.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Marchand

  • Bookbinder


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bock ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Bock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bock census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Bock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 41,000 military records available for the last name Bock. For the veterans among your Bock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bock Life Expectancy

What is the average Bock lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bock in 1945 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bock ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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