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Knock Surname Meaning

German: northern variant of Knoche . German: possibly a habitational name from Knock near Emden. English (East Anglia and southeastern): from Middle English kno(c)k ‘hill hillock’ (Old English cnocc). The name may be topographic for someone who lived by a small hill or habitational from a place so named such as Knock Farm in Stone cum Ebony (Kent) or Knock Hatch in Arlington (Sussex).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Knock family from?

You can see how Knock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Knock families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 134 Knock families living in Suffolk. This was about 23% of all the recorded Knock's in United Kingdom. Suffolk had the highest population of Knock families in 1891.
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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 United Kingdom named Knock. 15% of Knock men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Knock women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knock were Farm Labourer and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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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
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Household Duties
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Knock. 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 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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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.

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