Knock Family History

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Knock Name Meaning

North German form of Knoche. German: possibly a habitational name from Knock near Emden. English: topographic name for someone living by a hill, from Middle English knocke ‘hill’ (Old English cnoc).

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

Similar surnames: Krock, Nock, Knick, Rock, Knocke, Brock, Stock, Klock, Knox, Hock

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Knock Family Origin

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Knock Family Occupations

What did your Knock 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 Knock. 3% of Knock men worked as a General Labourer and 57% of Knock women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knock were Gardener and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Household Duties

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

Knock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Knock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knock 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Knock. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Knock. For the veterans among your Knock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knock Life Expectancy

What is the average Knock lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Knock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Knock in 1956 was 62, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knock

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knock 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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