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The COCKS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 745 29784 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 764 6844 0.002 15
Change since 1880 -19 -22940 -0.002 -12
Other Countries
Australia 1,431 1142 0.009 88
United Kingdom 2,251 2674 0.005 49
Top States for COCKS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 99 21138 0.001 5
California 92 27546 0.000 3
Florida 74 24665 0.000 5
Virginia 38 16566 0.001 5
Illinois 37 38957 0.000 3
Top States for COCKS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 17 9095 0.001 13
Nevada 22 11313 0.001 11
Alaska 4 25711 0.001 6
Idaho 8 20953 0.001 6
Virginia 38 16566 0.001 5

Notes

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

Classification and Origin of COCKS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COCKS 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 COCKS 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 COCKS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 670 89.93
Black/African American 53 7.11
Mixed Race 10 1.34
White (Hispanic) 8 1.07
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 COCKS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of COCKS in historical publications

COCKS. See Cox.

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 COCKS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COCKS.

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 COCKS

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