Cocker Family History

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Cocker Name Meaning

English: nickname for a bellicose person, from Middle English cock ‘to fight’, ‘to wrangle’ (a derivative of Old English cocc ‘cock’). English: occupational name for someone who was skilled in building haystacks, from Middle English cock ‘heap of hay’ (of Old Norse origin, or from an Old English cocc ‘mound’, ‘hill’). Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kocher.

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


Similar surnames: Crocker, Cocke, Locker, Comer, Rocker, Corker, Booker, Wicker, Cooper

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Cocker Family Origin

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Cocker Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    30%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Tin Smith

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cocker family was Tin Smith. The most common Cocker occupation in Canada was Going To School. 30% of Cocker's were Going To Schools. Going To School, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cocker.

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Cocker Historical Records

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Cocker Life Expectancy

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