Meaning and Origin of: Hock

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Bavaria; Höck) : topographic name for someone living by a hedge, from a dialect variant of Heck 2.
  • German : occupational name from Middle High German hocke ‘street trader’.
  • South German form of Haack 2.
  • Dutch : from a short form of a Germanic name with the first element hugi ‘mind’, ‘thought’ (e.g. Hugh, Hubert).
  • Dutch : habitational or topographic name, a variant of Hoek.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : when not of the same origin as 2 above, from a short form of the personal name Isaac.