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Origins of the Bocking surname

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We have a total number of 4708 records for people with the last name Bocking.

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Where do most Bockings live?

In 1921, most Bockings lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Bockings

How common is your surname?

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We have 4,360 records for the Bocking surname. The oldest one dates back to 1560.

Who were Bockings most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Bocking first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Bockings

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Bockings in 1921


House Servant




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Bockings in 1921
Table Blade Grinder


Agricultural Labourer








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