Bockhorst Family History

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Bockhorst Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place in Westphalia, so named with Middle Low German boke ‘beech tree’ + horst, hurst ‘thicket’, ‘undergrowth’.

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

Similar surnames: Eichhorst, Bockholt, Kohorst, Bornhorst, Mordhorst, Brockhoff

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Bockhorst Family Origin

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Bockhorst Family Occupations

What did your Bockhorst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bockhorst occupation in the USA was Drayman. 11% of Bockhorst's were Draymans. Drayman, Farmer and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bockhorst. A less common occupation for the Bockhorst family was Pocket Book Maker.

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  • Drayman

  • Farmer

  • Merchant

  • Pocket Book Maker


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Bockhorst Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bockhorst. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bockhorst census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Bockhorst

Passenger List

There are 208 immigration records available for the last name Bockhorst. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 305 military records available for the last name Bockhorst. For the veterans among your Bockhorst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bockhorst Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bockhorst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bockhorst in 1958 was 65, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bockhorst

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