Early Origins of the Bockes family
The surname Bockes was first found in the Rhineland
, where the name Buches came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired estates in new areas which, combined with their great contributions to society, served to elevated their social status.
Early History of the Bockes family
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Bockes Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Bockes include Buches, Buche, Buckes, Bukkes, Beuches, Beuche, Beuckes, Beukkes, Bueches, Bueche, Bueckes, Buekkes, Boches, Boche, Bockes, Bokkes, Boeches, Boeche, Boeckes, Boekkes, Bochs and many more.
Early Notables of the Bockes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bockes family to the New World and Oceana
Between the 17th and 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Europeans came to North America, and many Rhinelanders were among them. They had many various reasons for making the choice: to escape poverty and persecution, for adventure, and for the opportunity to own their own land. Ellis Island
, one of the main American immigration centers, saw many settlers as they moved on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, and New York. In Canada, they found homes in Ontario, and on the great plains of the Midwestern provinces. The Bockes were among of the early German families that came to North America:
Bockes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Charles Bockes who arrived in Maryland in 1664
- Charles Bockes, who landed in Maryland in 1664 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)