Hancock Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Hancock Name Meaning: Middle English personal name 'Hann' (a form of John) plus 'cok' referring to a male bird or fowl

The suffix 'cok' was frequently added to a young male who behaved or strutted in the manner of a cock. It may also have been given to an early riser or those with leadership qualities.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Hancock Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Hancock family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 382
Female Servant 282
Independent 183
Labourer 147
Farmer 111
Male Servant 108
Potter 58
Shoe Maker 52
Dress Maker 35
Carpenter 34
Mason 28
Miner 26
Collier 26
Tailor 25
Apprentice 24
Butcher 23
Copper Miner 22
Ag Labourer 20
Sawyer 19
Pupil 17
Brick Maker 17
Clerk 17
Laundress 17
Weaver 16
Gardener 15

Hancock Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Hancock 100% 97,429
2 Hencock 86% 695
3 Huncock 86% 124
4 Hancoch 86% 120
5 Honcock 86% 113

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The surname Hancock is the most popular version of all its varients

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