Schock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Schock family

The surname Schock was first found in Switzerland, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Literally translated, the word "schoche" or "schock" in its mediaeval context could mean either "hay stack" or "three score old."

Early History of the Schock family

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Schock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Schocken, Schoechle, Schoechlin, Schoch, Schoech, Schochen, Shocken and many more.

Early Notables of the Schock family (pre 1700)

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Schock Ranking

In the United States, the name Schock is the 7,794th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Schock migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Schock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Matthias Schock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
  • Michael Schock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749 [2]
  • Johannes Schock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [2]
  • Peter Schock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Johan Peter Schock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Schock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Phil Schock, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Simon Schock, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [2]
  • Gottlieb Schock, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1877 [2]
  • Johanna Schock, aged 26, who landed in South Dakota in 1889 [2]
  • Rosine Schock, aged 3, who landed in South Dakota in 1889 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Schock (post 1700) +

  • Harriet Schock, American Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, teacher, author, and actress, best known for her song Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady
  • Regina Anne "Gina" Schock (b. 1957), American drummer in the all-girl punk/pop band, The Go-Go's
  • Aaron Schock (b. 1981), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois (2009-)
  • Howard L. Schock, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2000 [3]
  • Henry C. Schock (1858-1924), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920 [3]
  • George A. Schock, American politician, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, 1950-51 [3]
  • Genevieve C. Schock, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1956 [3]
  • Edward Schock (b. 1947), American politician, Mayor of Elgin, Illinois, 1999-2011; Defeated, 2011 [3]
  • Rolf Schock (1933-1986), French-born, German philosopher and artist, eponym of the Rolf Schock Prizes
  • Gerd-Volker Schock (b. 1950), German football coach and a former player
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bismarck
  • Werner Schock (1914-1941), German Kapitänleutnant (Ing.) who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [4]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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