Brock Family History

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Brock Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and North German: variant of Brook. English, Scottish, and Scandinavian: nickname for a person supposedly resembling a badger, Middle English broc(k) (Old English brocc) and Danish brok (a word of Celtic origin; compare Welsh broch, Cornish brogh, Irish broc). In the Middle Ages badgers were regarded as unpleasant creatures. English: nickname from Old French broque, brock ‘young stag’. Dutch: from a personal name, a short form of Brockaert . South German: nickname for a stout and strong man from Middle High German brocke ‘lump’, ‘piece’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): probably an acronymic family name from Jewish Aramaic bar- or Hebrew ben- ‘son of’, and the first letter of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name. Compare Brill. Jewish (from Poland): habitational name from Brok, a place in Poland.

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

Similar surnames: Rock, Brick, Beck, Block, Brook, Bock, Brack, Krock, Bruck, Bick

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Brock Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brock name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brock. 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


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Brock Family Origin

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Brock Family Occupations

What did your Brock ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brock. The most common Brock occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Brock's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brock family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Brock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 273,000 census records available for the last name Brock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brock 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 23,000 immigration records available for the last name Brock. 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 54,000 military records available for the last name Brock. For the veterans among your Brock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brock Life Expectancy

What is the average Brock lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Brock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brock in 1942 was 30, and 72 in 2004.

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