Meaning and Origin of: Tock

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (Lincolnshire) and Scottish : from an Old English personal name Tocca.
  • German : from a short form of the Germanic personal name Theodicho, formed with Germanic theod- ‘people’, ‘tribe’. Compare Dietrich.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metonymic occupational name for a turner, from Yiddish tok ‘turner’s lathe’ (see Tokar).