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This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"

Hocker Early Origins



The surname Hocker was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from early times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Hocker Spelling Variations


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Hocker Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hocker has undergone many spelling variations, including Acker, Ackers, Ackhurst, Ackerson, Acaster, Ackaster, Akaster, Akester and many more.

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Hocker Early History


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Hocker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hocker research. Another 236 words (17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hocker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hocker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hocker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hocker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hocker were among those contributors:

Hocker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Wilhelmus Hocker, aged 16, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741

Hocker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernh Heinr Hocker, aged 25, landed in America in 1814
  • Gerh Heinr Hocker, who arrived in America in 1842
  • Eberh Fr Hocker, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Georg Hocker, aged 49, landed in Texas in 1854
  • Edward Hocker, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Bremen, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hocker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Fanny Hocker, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Gunnislake, England, in 1910
  • Arthur Hocker, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1912
  • Joseph Hocker, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Harry A. Hocker, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1915
  • Elwood N. Hocker, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hocker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hocker (post 1700)



  • William Adam Hocker (b. 1844), American politician, Delegate to Florida State Constitutional Convention, 1885; Circuit Judge in Florida, 1893-1901; Justice of Florida State Supreme Court, 1903-15
  • Robert J. Hocker, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1960
  • Mrs. Lon O. Hocker, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928
  • Lee C. Hocker, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Rockville, Maryland, 1961-86 (acting, 1961-63)
  • Irvin T. Hocker, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Baxter Springs, Kansas, 1933-59 (acting, 1933-34)
  • George Hocker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964
  • Clyde Hocker, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Picher, Oklahoma, 1923-24 (acting, 1923-24)
  • Willie Kavanaugh Hocker (1862-1944), American teacher, designer of the flag of Arkansas

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: La liberte
Motto Translation: Liberty.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Hocker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hocker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 October 2015 at 11:52.

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