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The story of the Bock family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Bock name comes from a place named by these Vikings and was used by a family who lived in a place noted for the presence of a ridge that formed a boundary between two distinct areas. It comes from a variant of the word boak or balk, of the same meaning. While historians generally agree upon the aforementioned topographical derivation, most believe that this name actually came from the area called Boak in the parish of Kirkholm.

Bock Early Origins



The surname Bock was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bock Spelling Variations


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Bock Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, no real standards were established to judge the accuracy of spelling and translation. They were done mostly by ear and intuition, and enormous numbers of spelling variations were the unsurprising result. Bock has appeared as Boag, Boig, Book, Boack, Boge, Bogue, Boak, Bouk, Bouck, Bogues, Bogg, Boggs and many more.

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Bock Early History


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Bock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bock research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1546, 1576, 1632, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Bock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bock In Ireland


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Bock In Ireland



Some of the Bock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



North America was far from Britain's oppressive monarchy. There, the Scottish found land and freedom, and many even the opportunity to pay back England in the American War of Independence. This brave heritage survives today largely in Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Bock family in North America:

Bock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicklaus Bock, who landed in Delaware in 1643
  • William Bock, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Bock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Leonard Bock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Maria Elizabeth Bock, aged 2, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Maria Katherina Bock, aged 10, landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Maria Palma Bock, aged 8, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Leonhard Bock settled in Philadelphia in 1731
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bock, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • Karl Bock, who arrived in Brazil in 1825
  • Joh Jos Henr Bock, who landed in America in 1830
  • Mr Bock, who landed in North America in 1832
  • Mr. Bock, who arrived in North America in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bock Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Hacob Bock, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Augusta Bock, aged 31, arrived in Quebec in 1868

Bock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bock, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Alfred Bessell Bock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • Sarah Bock arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm
  • August Bock, aged 36, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • Charles Bock, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Gellert"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bock (post 1700)



  • Lawrence A. "Larry" Bock (1959-2016), American entrepreneur and investor whose businesses have a market value of more than $70 billion
  • Jerry Bock (1928-2010), American composer of musicals, recipient of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama with Sheldon Harnick for their 1959 musical Fiorello! and the Tony Award for Best Composer and Lyricist for the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof with Harnick
  • Richard Bock (1865-1949), American sculptor
  • Fritz Bock (b. 1911), Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry
  • Alfred Bock (1859-1932), who composed stories and novels in the Hessian tradition
  • Thomas Bock (1793-1855), Australian artist
  • Carl Ernst Bock (1809-1874), German anatomist

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Suggested Readings for the name Bock


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Suggested Readings for the name Bock



  • The Descendants of Frederick and Maria (Reichard) Bock by Melvin Bock.

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Bock Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LLOYDS from London 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Lloyds.htm

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
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The Bock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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