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Bok Name Meaning

Dutch: from an ancient Germanic personal name Bocco or Bucco possibly developed from Burkhard see Burkhart . Dutch: from bok in the sense ‘he-goat’ a nickname for a goatherd or for someone associated with the character or appearence of a he-goat. Alternatively it may be a topographic or habitational name referring to a house with the word bok in its name e.g. In de Witte Bok (‘At the White He-Goat’). Compare Bock . Czech: from the Old Czech personal name Bok a short form of names such as Bohuslav and Bohumil (see Bocek ). Swedish: ornamental name from bok ‘beech’. Slovenian and Croatian: nickname from German Bock ‘he-goat’ (see Bock ) or a nickname or a topographic name from bok ‘side (of the human body)’ also ‘hillside’. Jewish: variant of Bock .7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 莫 possibly based on its Hokkien pronunciation see Mo 8: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 卜 see Bu

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bock, Bak, Boe, Bor, Bonk, Blok, Book, Bob, Bek, Bo

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You can see how Bok families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bok family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bok families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Bok families living in Alberta. This was about 56% of all the recorded Bok's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Bok families in 1911.
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What did your Bok ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bok. 40% of Bok men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Bok women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bok were Farming and Maid. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    40%
  • Farmer
    33%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Puncher
    11%
  • Maid
    11%
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What is the average Bok lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Bok life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bok in 1961 was 61, and 81 in 2003.

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