Hock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hock family

The surname Hock 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.

Important Dates for the Hock family

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Hock 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 Hock family (pre 1700)

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Hock migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Hock, who landed in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Hans Hendrick Hock, who landed in New York in 1715-1716 [1]
  • Mertsion Hock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johann Daniel Hock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]
  • Johan Jacob Hock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Philip Hock, aged 29, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1805 [1]
  • Franz Josef Hock, who landed in North America in 1837 [1]
  • Valentine Hock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Peter Hock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844 [1]
  • Joseph Hock, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1844 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gebhard Hock, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904 [1]

Hock migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hock Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Dorothea Hock, aged 62, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Johann Hock, aged 63, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902
  • Helene Hock, aged 4, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1902

Hock migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Hock, (b. 1854), aged 20, British settler travelling from England aboard the ship "Varuna" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 27th May 1874 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hock (post 1700)

  • Edward Francis "Ed" Hock (1899-1963), American Major League Baseball player
  • Hans Henrich Hock (b. 1938), American Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Sanskrit at the University of Illinois
  • Donald Victor Hock (1910-1986), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1948-52, 1956-60; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948, 1956 [3]
  • Charles Hock, American politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 8th District, 1926 [3]
  • Carolyn Hock, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988 [3]
  • Robert Hock (b. 1973), Czech-born German professional ice hockey player
  • Christian Hock (b. 1970), retired German football player and a football manager
  • Stefan Höck (b. 1963), former German biathlete
  • Gareth Hock (b. 1983), English rugby league player
  • Dee Ward Hock (b. 1930), founder and CEO of Visa International

Citations

  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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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