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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, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Hocker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernh Heinr Hocker, aged 25, who landed in America in 1814 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Gerh Heinr Hocker, who arrived in America in 1842 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Eberh Fr Hocker, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Georg Hocker, aged 49, who landed in Texas in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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



  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)

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. 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.

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