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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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Where is the Hancock family from?

You can see how Hancock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hancock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hancock families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,828 Hancock families living in London. This was about 12% of all the recorded Hancock's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Hancock families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hancock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hancock ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hancock. 7% of Hancock men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Hancock women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hancock were Retired and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Retired
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Hancock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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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.

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