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Cocke Family History

Cocke Surname Meaning

English:: nickname from Middle English cok (Old English and Old French coc) ‘rooster’. patronymic from the Old French and Middle English personal name Cok of uncertain origin but perhaps derived from the word in 1 above. occupational name from Middle English cok ‘cook’ a variant of Cook . in addition the name may occasionally also have been topographic or habitational referring to a house or inn distinguished by a sign depicting a rooster (see 1 above). Surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in English.

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

Similar surnames: Cocker, Rock, Gockel, Nock, Hock, Acock, Bock, Coe, Poche, Focke

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Where is the Cocke family from?

You can see how Cocke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cocke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cocke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 11 Cocke families living in Ontario. This was about 28% of all the recorded Cocke's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cocke families in 1911.
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What did your Cocke ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Cocke. 100% of Cocke men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cocke. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Cocke. For the veterans among your Cocke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cocke lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cocke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Cocke in 1940 was 100, and 84 in 2004.

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