Dock Family History

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Dock Name Meaning

English: of uncertain derivation; possibly from Middle English doke ‘duck’ (see Duck). Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named Dokk, from Old Norse d{o,}kk ‘hollow’, ‘depression’. Possibly an altered form of German Docke, a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in the cloth trade, from Middle Low German dok ‘fabric’.

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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Dock Family Origin

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Dock Family Occupations

What did your Dock ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Dock occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 20% of Dock's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Factory Hand and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dock. A less common occupation for the Dock family was Servant.

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  • Carpenter

  • Factory Hand

  • Painter

  • Servant


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

Dock Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Dock Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dock 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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