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The Hocking Descendants
Society Inc. is a Not-for-Profit Organisation, formed on 22 May 1988 by
a group of interested persons who were researching the family name of
HOCKING (including variant spellings: Hackin, Hawkin(s), Hawken(s),
Hockings, Hocken(s) and Hockin(s) and Huychen.
The Society is
a world-wide organisation with representatives in New Zealand, Canada,
United States of America and the United Kingdom, but based in Australia
and run by Volunteers. Our database currently holds over 37,000
names with accompanying data, pertaining to 339 Family Trees.
||To maintain an Association of those
interested in the origin, history and development of the
branches of the Hocking families
||To hold meetings at places of special
||To promote the conservation of documents and
other material of special significance to the
various branches of the
Hocking family and its descendants
||To foster the genealogical study of history
of the various branches of the Hocking family with the
sponsoring the publication of definitive research where this is
||To compile & circulate a regular newsletter
dealing with matters of topical interest and current
biographical research into the various branches of the Hocking family
ORIGIN OF CORNISH SURNAMES - HOCKEN, HOCKIN, HOCKING
Originated in Cornwall even if
not Celtic (says White) apparently from Huchan, a pet name, which
Christopher Bice, in his "300 Cornish Christian Names", suggest is
presumably the diminutive of Hal, Halkin, which as in Hawkins come from
Henry. Hockin, says Bice, is still used as a genuine forename by
at least one Cornish family. By J. A. Baines, F.G.S.V.
The information recorded in the Hocking Descendants Society Database has
been gleaned from many different sources - Parish Registers, various
Genealogy web sites, books, wills and other documents, including
information that has been kindly contributed by family members. Due to
the Privacy Act, the Hocking Descendants Society Database is only
available to current members.
YOUR HOCKING ANCESTORS:
To see if a name you are researching is on the Hocking Descendants
database, please submit a request to check our database. Please be sure
to include all known information for us to compare with our database.