Gocking History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gocking family
The surname Gocking was first found in Kent where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Gocking family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gocking research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455, 1487, 1590, 1638, 1616, 1659, 1612, 1687, 1612, 1594, 1638, 1634, 1616, 1659, 1666, 1660 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Gocking History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gocking Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gokin, Goken, Gocken, Gockin, Gockeine, Gookin, Gookine, Gochin, Cockin, Cockine, Gocking and many more.
Early Notables of the Gocking family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Vincent Gookin (1590?-1638), English writer about the Irish nation, youngest son of John Gookin, Esq., of Ripple Court in Kent. 
Vincent Gookin (1616?-1659), Surveyor-General of Ireland, eldest son of Sir Vincent Gookin, appears shortly after the death of his father to have disposed of his Gloucestershire property to a Dr...
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Migration of the Gocking family to Ireland
Some of the Gocking family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 122 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gocking migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gocking Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A Cath Gocking, who landed in America in 1844 
Related Stories +
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)