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Sock Name Meaning

German: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker (of light slipperlike shoes) from Middle High German socke ‘sock’. Germanized or Americanized form of Sorbian and Slovenian Sok . English: nickname from Middle English sugge soke ‘small bird’ attested in Middle English heysoke modern English dialect haysuck ‘dunnock hedge sparrow’. English: topographic name from Middle English sok(e) ‘marsh bog quagmire’ (Old English soc from sūcan ‘to suck’ or socian ‘to soak’). The surname may be for someone who lived in or by a boggy place or for someone who came from a place so named such as Sock Dennis (Somerset) or Sock in Mudford (Somerset). English: rarely from the Middle English personal name Soke (Old English Socca Old Norse Sokki). West African (Senegal): Tukulor name of unexplained etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Socks, Hock, Sack, Rock, Lock, Dock, Stock, Mock, Bock, Tock

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Where is the Sock family from?

You can see how Sock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Sock families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 13 Sock families living in New Brunswick. This was about 30% of all the recorded Sock's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Sock families in 1911.
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What did your Sock ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Sock. 45% of Sock 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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sock 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 572 immigration records available for the last name Sock. 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 764 military records available for the last name Sock. For the veterans among your Sock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sock lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2003, in the United States, Sock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Sock in 1951 was 47, and 76 in 2003.

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