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Kok Family History

Kok Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a cook Middle Dutch coc(k) Middle Low German kok. Compare Cok 1 De Kok and Kock Slovenian: probably a topographic name from dialect kok ‘hip’ by extension ‘hill hillock’. Compare Kock 3 and Kuk Turkish (Kök): ornamental name nickname or topographic name from kök ‘root’ or from any of regional or archaic homonyms meaning e.g. ‘sturdy’ and ‘sky blue’. Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 谷 see Gu Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 郝 see Hao Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 曲 see Qu 7: Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 郤 see Xi 8: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 郭 and 國 possibly based on their Cantonese pronunciations (see Guo 1 and ).

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

Similar surnames: Kock, Koke, Kos, Kor, Kuk, Kook, Ko, Kolk, Kon, Krok

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Where is the Kok family from?

You can see how Kok families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kok family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kok families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Kok families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Kok's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kok families in 1911.
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What did your Kok ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kok. 56% of Kok men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
  • Gardener
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kok. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kok 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Kok. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kok. For the veterans among your Kok ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kok lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kok life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kok in 1962 was 69, and 80 in 2004.

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