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Origins of the Hancock surname

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About the Hancocks

We have a total number of 162733 records for people with the last name Hancock.

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Alternative variations of the name Hancock

Hancock, Hancocks, Hancocke, Handcock, Hancook

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Where do most Hancocks live?

In 1921, most Hancocks lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Hancocks

How common is your surname?

284th most common surname in the UK

We have 144,000 records for the Hancock surname. The oldest one dates back to 1532.

Who were Hancocks most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Hancock first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Hancocks

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

Common Female occupations for Hancocks in 1921




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


House Servant


Common Male occupations for Hancocks in 1921
Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer


General Labourer


Farm Labourer




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