Hocker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

This surname was derived from the Saxon name "Acca"

Early Origins of the Hocker family

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.

Early History of the Hocker family

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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.

Early Notables of the Hocker family (pre 1700)

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United States Hocker migration to the United States +

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]
Hocker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernh Heinr Hocker, aged 25, who landed in America in 1814 [1]
  • Gerh Heinr Hocker, who arrived in America in 1842 [1]
  • Eberh Fr Hocker, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Georg Hocker, aged 49, who landed in Texas in 1854 [1]
  • Edward Hocker, aged 30, who immigrated 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 immigrated to the United States from Gunnislake, England, in 1910
  • Arthur Hocker, aged 20, who immigrated 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.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Hocker (post 1700) +

  • Willie Kavanaugh Hocker (1862-1944), American teacher, designer of the flag of Arkansas
  • 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 [2]
  • Robert J. Hocker, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1956, 1960 [2]
  • Mrs. Lon O. Hocker, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928 [2]
  • Lee C. Hocker, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Rockville, Maryland, 1961-86 (acting, 1961-63) [2]
  • Irvin T. Hocker, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Baxter Springs, Kansas, 1933-59 (acting, 1933-34) [2]
  • George Hocker, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964 [2]
  • Clyde Hocker, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Picher, Oklahoma, 1923-24 (acting, 1923-24) [2]


The Hocker 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.


  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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