Hancock Family History

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Hancock Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names (see Cocke). Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle’, ‘periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

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

Similar surnames: Haycock, Aycock, Alcock, Haddock, Acock, Adcock, Haack, Hack, Hock

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Hancock Family Origin

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Hancock Family Occupations

What did your Hancock ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Hancock occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Hancock's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hancock. A less common occupation for the Hancock family was Labourer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer


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

Hancock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 461,000 census records available for the last name Hancock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hancock 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 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Hancock. 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 73,000 military records available for the last name Hancock. For the veterans among your Hancock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Hancock Life Expectancy

What is the average Hancock lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hancock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hancock in 1940 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hancock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hancock ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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