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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.

Mock Early Origins



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.

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Mock Spelling Variations


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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.

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Mock Early History


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Mock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mock research. Another 211 words (15 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.

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Mock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mock Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mock 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



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, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Nicholas Mock, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1738
  • Nicolas Mock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • John Mock, who arrived in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (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
  • Nikolaus Mock, who landed in America in 1845
  • Magdalena Mock, aged 23, landed in New Orleans, La in 1850
  • Anton Mock, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Joh Joseph Mock, who landed in America in 1852
  • ... (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

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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. John Mock U.E. who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships [La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality], Quebec c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. John Mock Jr., U.E. who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships [La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality], Quebec c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Joseph Mock U.E. who settled in Shefford Township, Eastern Townships [La Haute-Yamaska Regional County Municipality], Quebec c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Mock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Mock, aged 25, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag"

Mock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Thomas Mock, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mock (post 1700)


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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, In c. (1949-59)
  • Manfred Möck (b. 1959), German actor
  • Johann "Hans" Mock (1906-1982), Austrian football midfielder
  • Alios Mock (b. 1934), Austrian Vice-Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1987-), and the Chairman of the International Democratic Union in London (1983-)

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Mock Historic Events


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Mock Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Charles T Mock, "Charlie" British Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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

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Suggested Readings for the name Mock


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Suggested Readings for the name Mock



  • The Family History of Walter Raymond Montgomery and Elsie Louise Mock by Walter R. Montgomery.

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Mock Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Mock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mock 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.

This page was last modified on 2 March 2016 at 13:23.

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