Nock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Nock is thought to come from the Middle English phrase "atten okes," meaning "at the oaks;" as such it was likely originally a name for someone who lived by some oak trees.

Early Origins of the Nock family

The surname Nock was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat. This ancient Saxon name in derived from common usage from atte en Oak, a place designation, which originated in those counties surrounding London known as the home counties. including Sussex, Essex, and others. By 1326 the name was well entrenched in that region and Richard Attenok is recording with estates in Buckingham in 1275, and was succeeded by Richard Noke.

Important Dates for the Nock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nock research. Another 43 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1692, 1662, 1690 and 1737 are included under the topic Early Nock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nokes, Noakes, Knoakes, Noke, Noak, Knoak, Noaks, Nokes, Knokes, Nowkes, Noekes and many more.

Early Notables of the Nock family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include James Nokes (Noke, Noak, Noakes) (died 1692), an English actor, whose laughter-arousing genius was well known. He was one of the male actors who played female roles in the newly reopened playhouses...
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Nock migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nock Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Nock, who arrived in New Hampshire in 1666 [1]
  • William Nock, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 [1]
Nock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Nock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1874 [1]

Nock 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:

Nock Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Nock, aged 38, a bricklayer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Maria Nock, aged 37, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Maria Nock, aged 16, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • David Nock, aged 12, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Mary Ann Nock, aged 9, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Nock (post 1700)

  • Nicholas N. Nock, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bel Air, Maryland, 1899-1904 [2]
  • Mary L. Nock, American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Wicomico County, 1947-54; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1955-74; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1956 [2]

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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