Early Origins of the Bocks family
The surname Bocks 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 Bocks family
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Bocks Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bocks 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 Bocks family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bocks family to the New World and Oceana
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island
, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Bocks, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:
Bocks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Friedrich Bocks who arrived in North America some time between 1832 and 1849
- Friedr Bocks, who arrived in North America in 1832 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)