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Early Origins of the Schocken family


The surname Schocken was first found in Switzerland, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Literally translated, the word "schoche" or "schock" in its mediaeval context could mean either "hay stack" or "three score old."

Early History of the Schocken family


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Schocken Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Schocken, Schoechle, Schoechlin, Schoch, Schoech, Schochen, Shocken and many more.

Early Notables of the Schocken family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Schocken family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joshua Schoch, who came to Carolina in 1734; Georg Christoph Schoch arrived in Philadelphia in 1743; as did Jacob Schoch in 1750; and Anthony Schoch in 1767.

Contemporary Notables of the name Schocken (post 1700)


  • Salomon Schocken (1887-1957), businessman who founded the Schocken publishing company, which published the first complete edition of Franz Kafka's works

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