Hoch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hoch family

The surname Hoch was first found in Switzerland, where the name 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 distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Hoch family

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Hoch Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoch, Hok, Yok, Yoak, Hokk, Hoek, Hoekk, Hohk, Hoher, Yoke, Hochart, Hochmann, Hohmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Hoch family (pre 1700)

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United States Hoch migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Michel Hoch, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Melchoir Hoch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1717 [1]
  • Jonathan Hoch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1717 [1]
  • Daniel Hoch, who settled in Carolina in 1733
  • Daniel Hoch, who arrived in America in 1733 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hoch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedr Hoch, aged 9, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [1]
  • Elisabeth Hoch, aged 20, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Anna Maria Hoch, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Joh Heinr Hoch, who arrived in America in 1853 [1]
  • Johann Hoch, aged 28, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoch (post 1700) +

  • Rand Hoch, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000 [2]
  • Nancy Hoch, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Nebraska, 1984 [2]
  • Leonard W. Hoch, American politician, Mayor of Adrian, Michigan, 1891-92 [2]
  • Homer Hoch (1879-1949), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1919-33; Defeated, 1932; Justice of Kansas State Supreme Court, 1938-49 [2]
  • Edward Wallis Hoch (1849-1925), American Republican politician, Member of Kansas State House of Representatives, 1889; Governor of Kansas, 1905-09 [2]
  • Edward A. Hoch Sr., American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alaska, 2008 [2]
  • Daniel Knabb Hoch (1866-1960), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Berks County, 1899-1902; Berks County Controller, 1912-16 [2]
  • Adolph W. Hoch, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1936 [2]
  • Abraham Hoch, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly, 1921 (Niagara County 2nd District), 1932 (Niagara County 1st District); Candidate for New York State Senate 47th District, 1922 [2]
  • Jan Ludwig Hoch (1923-1992), birth name of Robert Maxwell, Czechoslovakian-born, British businessman and publisher


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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