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Hockley Name Meaning

English (Essex and London):: habitational name from Hockley (Essex) or occasionally from any of various places in Warwickshire called Hockley from the Old English personal name Hocca or Old English hocc ‘hock mallow’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. variant of Oakley with prosthetic H-. perhaps a variant of Ockley with prosthetic H- probably a habitational name from Ockley (Surrey) or Ockley Common in Peper Harow (Surrey) though no definite evidence has yet been found of a medieval surname from either placename which probably derive from the Old English personal name Occa + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Lockley, Checkley, Howley, Shockley, Horsley, Hooley, Stockley

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Where is the Hockley family from?

You can see how Hockley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hockley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hockley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 73 Hockley families living in Ontario. This was about 55% of all the recorded Hockley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hockley families in 1911.
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What did your Hockley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hockley. 59% of Hockley men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Hockley women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hockley were Farmers Son and Operator. .

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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
    59%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Farmers Son
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Servant
    29%
  • Operator
    29%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Hockley. For the veterans among your Hockley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hockley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Hockley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Hockley in 1959 was 55, and 79 in 2004.

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