Hocker Family History

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Hocker Name Meaning

South German; North German (Höcker): variant of Haack 2, with the addition of the agent suffix -er. German (also Höcker): from a Germanic personal name composed with hugi ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + ger ‘spear’.

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

Similar surnames: Hockert, Rocker, Hecker, Hacker, Hucker, Hooker, Recker, Hohner

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Hocker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hocker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hocker. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Hocker Family Origin

Where is the Hocker family from?

Hocker Family Occupations

What did your Hocker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hocker occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Hocker's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Hocker. A less common occupation for the Hocker family was Master Mariner.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Master Mariner


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

Hocker Historical Records

What Hocker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Hocker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hocker 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 Hocker. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Hocker. For the veterans among your Hocker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hocker Life Expectancy

What is the average Hocker lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hocker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Hocker in 1949 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hocker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hocker 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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