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Knocke Surname Meaning

German and English (Essex): variant of Knock . The English surname is rare in Britain. South German: topographic name from Knock ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Knock, Nock, Krock, Klocke, Knoke, Rock, Kock, Locke, Nacke, Knoche

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Where is the Knocke family from?

You can see how Knocke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Knocke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Knocke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Knocke families living in Kent. This was about 32% of all the recorded Knocke's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Knocke families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Knocke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Knocke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Knocke. 40% of Knocke men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Knocke women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knocke were Helper and Operator. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Helper

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Waitress
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Knocke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knocke 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 510 immigration records available for the last name Knocke. 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 733 military records available for the last name Knocke. For the veterans among your Knocke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Knocke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Knocke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Knocke in 1962 was 80, and 66 in 2003.

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