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Dock Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Duke . Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named Dokk from Old Norse dǫkk ‘hollow depression’. North German (Lower Saxony): possibly a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in the cloth trade from Middle Low German dōk ‘fabric’. Walloon: nickname from dok ‘skilful subtle’. Walloon: variant of Docq a habitational name from a place named Docq in Hainaut Wallonia (Belgium).

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


Similar surnames: Duck, Rock, Lock, Hock, Tock, Dick, Bock, Mock, Sock, Bick

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You can see how Dock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dock families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 30 Dock families living in Ontario. This was about 36% of all the recorded Dock's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Dock families in 1911.
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What did your Dock ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Dock. 50% of Dock 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
    50%
  • Cook
    50%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Dock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dock 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dock. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Dock lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dock in 1941 was 23, and 83 in 2004.

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