Mock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The German province known as the Rhineland is the ancestral home of the Mock family. The German people originally used only one name, but as the population grew there was often confusion between people of the same name. This required people to adopt hereditary surnames. Many people took surnames based on nicknames - sometimes known as eke-names - that described certain personal characteristics. Mock is a name for a person who was round and plump. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Mock family

The surname Mock was first found in Cologne, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Chronicles first mention Jeckl Mock (Mockl) of Iglau in 1359. It's literal meaning in Old-German was "plump." Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the feudal system.

Important Dates for the Mock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mock research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1722, 1760, and 1764 are included under the topic Early Mock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mock Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Mock include Mock, Moeck, Moek, Moecke, Moeke, Moekel, Moeckel, Moekl, Moeckl, Mockl, Mockler, Moeckel, Mockler, Muckler and many more.

Early Notables of the Mock family (pre 1700)

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Mock migration to the United States

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Mock, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Mock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Peter Mock, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1733
  • Hans Peter Mock, aged 25, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Nicholas Mock, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1738
  • Nicolas Mock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • John Mock, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joh Valentin Mock, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • Nikolaus Mock, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • Magdalena Mock, aged 23, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • Anton Mock, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Joh Joseph Mock, who landed in America in 1852 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Mock Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alex Mock, who landed in Mississippi in 1906 [1]

Mock migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mock Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • James Mock, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. John Mock U.E., (Johannes, Moch) who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Mock U.E. who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships [La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality], Quebec c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. John Mock Jr., U.E. who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships [La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality], Quebec c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Joseph Mock U.E. who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships [La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality], Quebec c. 1784 [2]

Mock migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Mock, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" [3]

Mock migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Mock, (b. 1853), aged 22, Cornish farm labourer departing on 24th July 1875 aboard the ship "Himalaya" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 17th November 1875 [4]
  • William Thomas Mock, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876

Contemporary Notables of the name Mock (post 1700)

  • Chad Mock (b. 1984), American professional football player
  • George Earl Mock (1907-2001), American labor leader and official of the Teamsters
  • Richard Mock (1944-2006), American printmaker, painter, sculptor, and editorial cartoonist
  • Geraldine "Jerrie" Fredritz Mock (b. 1925), American aviator, the first woman to fly solo around the world
  • Garrett Lee Mock (b. 1983), American right-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Richard Maxwell Mock (b. 1905), American Aeronautical Engineer and president of Aeronca, Inc. (1949-59)
  • Manfred Möck (b. 1959), German actor
  • Alios Mock (1934-2017), Austrian politician, Vice-Chancellor of Austria (1987-1989), Foreign Minister of Austria (1987-1995), and the Chairman of the International Democratic Union in London
  • Johann "Hans" Mock (1906-1982), Austrian football midfielder

Historic Events for the Mock family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Charles T Mock, "Charlie" British Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [5]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Philipp Edmund Mock, aged 30, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 11 [6]

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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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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