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The distinguished surname Hocking 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 Hocking 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)


Hocking Early Origins



The surname Hocking 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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Hocking Spelling Variations


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Hocking 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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Hocking Early History


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Hocking Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hocking research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 159 and 1591 are included under the topic Early Hocking History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hocking Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hocking Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hocking 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



A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Hocking:

Hocking Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Hocking and his son arrived in New York in 1842
  • James Hocking, aged 8, arrived in New York, NY in 1842
  • John Hocking, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Richard Hocking, who landed in Morgan County, Illinois in 1852
  • David Hocking, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871

Hocking Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Hocking who settled in Canada in 1840-1900

Hocking Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Hocking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eden" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  • Nicholas Hocking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Richard Hocking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • William Hocking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Lucinda Hocking arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hocking Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Nathanial Hocking, aged 21, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Emily Hocking, aged 16, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Geoffrey Hocking, aged 22, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875
  • Catherine Hocking, aged 22, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hocking (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hocking (post 1700)



  • T. C. Hocking, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912
  • S. B. Hocking, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Dakota, 1944 (alternate), 1960
  • Joseph Hocking, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Montana, 1972
  • John R. Hocking, American politician, Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1994
  • Dennis Lee "Denny" Hocking (b. 1970), American former Major League Baseball utility player
  • William Ernest Hocking (1873-1966), American philosopher
  • Silas Kitto Hocking (1850-1935), English novelist and Methodist preacher from Cornwall
  • Justin Hocking (b. 1974), Canadian retired professional NHL ice hockey defenceman
  • Belinda Jane Hocking (b. 1990), Australian two-time bronze medalist backstroke swimmer
  • Gary Stuart Hocking (1937-1962), Grand Prix motorcycle road racing world champion from Rhodesia
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hocking Historic Events


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Hocking Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Harry Hocking, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Elizabeth "Eliza" Hocking, (née Neads), aged 54, English Second Class passenger from Penzance, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 4
  • Mr. Richard George Hocking (d. 1912), aged 23, American Second Class passenger from Akron, Ohio who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Miss Ellen "Nellie" Hocking, aged 20, English Second Class passenger from Penzance, Cornwall who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 4
  • Mr. Samuel James Metcalfe Hocking (d. 1912), aged 36, English Second Class passenger from Devonport, Devon who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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: 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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Eden.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. 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.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Hocking Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hocking 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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