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Flock Name Meaning

English: variant of Flook or a variant of Folk (see Foulk ) with metathesis of l. English: from Middle English flok ‘lock of wool’ (Old French floc) perhaps for someone who worked with wool or for someone with hair resembling wool. Alternatively it may be a metonymic occupational name derived from Middle English flok ‘flock (of sheep)’ (Old English flocc) for a shepherd. Scottish: perhaps a shortened form of the surname Flucker (earlier Floker) denoting a fisherman. German: from Middle High German Middle Low German vlocke ‘flake snow flake lock of wool’ perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wool industry (compare 2 above). German (Flöck): variant of Flück (see Fluck ) or from a pet form of a personal name formed with Old Saxon flōd ‘flood’.

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

Similar surnames: Lock, Block, Klock, Glock, Frock, Flack, Plock, Fleck, Rock, Mock

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You can see how Flock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Flock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Flock families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Flock families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Flock's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Flock families in 1911.
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What did your Flock ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Flock. 67% of Flock 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
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son
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There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Flock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Flock 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Flock. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Flock. For the veterans among your Flock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Flock lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Flock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Flock in 1954 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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