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The distinguished surname Hockin emerged among the industrious people of Flanders, which was an important trading partner and political ally of Britain during the Middle Ages. As a result of the frequent commercial intercourse between the Flemish and English nations, many Flemish migrants settled in Britain. In early times, people were known by only a single name. However, as the population grew and people traveled further afield, it became increasingly necessary to assume an additional name to differentiate between bearers of the same personal name. One of the most common classes of surname is the patronymic surname, which was usually derived from the first name of the person's father. Flemish surnames of this type are often characterized by the diminutive suffix -kin, which became very frequent in England during the 14th century. The surname Hockin is derived from Hocc, a pet form of the Old English personal name Hocca. This pet form is supplemented by the diminutive suffix -el. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Early Origins of the Hockin family


The surname Hockin was first found in Cornwall where the first record of the family was Robery Hokyn who was listed on the Ministers' Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall in 1297. A few years later, John Hokyn was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327. Many years later, Christopher Hockins and Abel Hockinge were listed on the Protestant Returns for Devon in 1642. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Early History of the Hockin family

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Early History of the Hockin family


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Hockin Spelling Variations

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Hockin Spelling Variations


Flemish surnames are characterized by a large number of spelling variations. One reason for this is that medieval English lacked definite spelling rules. The spellings of surnames were also influenced by the official court languages, which were French and Latin. Names were rarely spelled consistently in medieval times. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to specific spelling rules, and people often had their names registered in several different forms throughout their lives. One of the greatest reasons for change is the linguistic uniqueness of the Flemish settlers in England, who spoke a language closely related to Dutch. The pronunciation and spelling of Flemish names were often altered to suit the tastes of English-speaking people. In many cases, the first, final, or middle syllables of surnames were eliminated. The name has been spelled Hocking, Hockin, Hockings, Hockins, Hokings and many more.

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Early Notables of the Hockin family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Hockin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Hockin family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Hockin family to the New World and Oceana


The records on immigrants and ships' passengers show a number of people bearing the name Hockin:

Hockin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hockin, aged 59, who landed in America from Bridgewater, in 1893
  • Mary Hockin, aged 30, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1897

Hockin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kathleen M. Hockin, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1904
  • Percy Hockin, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Plymouth, England, in 1908
  • Phillipp Rae Hockin, aged 21, who landed in America from Fleetwood, England, in 1909
  • Thomas C. Hockin, aged 27, who landed in America from Hawera, New Zealand, in 1910
  • Harold Hockin, aged 22, who settled in America from Gunnislake, England, in 1912
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Hockin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hockin, aged 20, a dressmaker, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Thetis" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml
  • William Hockin, aged 35, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hockin (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hockin (post 1700)


  • Ben Hockin (b. 1986), Colombian bronze medalist freestyle swimmer and the 2011 Pan American Games
  • Robert Hockin (1846-1925), Canadian political figure in Nova Scotia
  • Johnny Hockin, Canadian television personality
  • Thomas A. "Tom" Hockin PC (b. 1938), Canadian academic, businessman and former politician

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The Hockin Motto

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The Hockin 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: Hoc in loco Deas rupes
Motto Translation: Here God is a rock.


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Friday 1st September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emigrant 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/thetis1854.shtml

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