Cocker Family History

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Cocker Name Meaning

English: nickname for a bellicose person, from Middle English cock ‘to fight’, ‘to wrangle’ (a derivative of Old English cocc ‘cock’). English: occupational name for someone who was skilled in building haystacks, from Middle English cock ‘heap of hay’ (of Old Norse origin, or from an Old English cocc ‘mound’, ‘hill’). Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kocher.

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


Similar surnames: Crocker, Cocke, Locker, Comer, Rocker, Corker, Booker, Wicker, Cooper

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Cocker Family Origin

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Cocker Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Cotton Spinner

    3%
  • Cotton Weaver

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

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

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Cocker Historical Records

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Cocker Life Expectancy

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