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

What did your Cocker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cocker. 13% of Cocker men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Cocker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cocker were Incapacitated and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Incapacitated
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cocker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Cocker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cocker 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cocker. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Cocker. For the veterans among your Cocker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cocker Life Expectancy

What is the average Cocker lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cocker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Cocker in 1952 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

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