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The ALCOCK surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,303 19248 0.000 5
United States (1880 census) 326 13418 0.001 7
Change since 1880 +977 -5830 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 935 1765 0.006 57
United Kingdom 5,226 1196 0.011 114
Top States for ALCOCK by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 155 8026 0.002 16
California 108 21259 0.000 3
New York 97 18976 0.001 5
North Carolina 93 7357 0.001 12
Florida 89 18736 0.001 6
Top States for ALCOCK by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alaska 16 5801 0.003 26
Michigan 155 8026 0.002 16
Louisiana 61 7752 0.001 14
Massachusetts 75 10297 0.001 12
North Carolina 93 7357 0.001 12


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called ALCOCK live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called ALCOCK represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called ALCOCK in Michigan than any other state, but you are more likely to find a ALCOCK by picking someone at random in Alaska than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of ALCOCK

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Diminutive

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the ALCOCK surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the ALCOCK surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of ALCOCK in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 83 6.37
Mixed Race 28 2.15
White (Hispanic) 27 2.07
White (Caucasian) 1,146 87.95
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the ALCOCK surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of ALCOCK in historical publications

From Hal or Al, a nickname for Henry; and cock, a termination meaning little, a diminutive, the same as ot or kin; little Hal or Al, so Wilcox, little Will, and Simcox, little Sim, etc.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

ALCOCK. (See termination Cock). A

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to ALCOCK

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as ALCOCK.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for ALCOCK

The following words are slight variants of ALCOCK that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.