View Full Version : Origins of Hock, Bisom and Line surnames

Red Beard
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005, 01:19 PM
i have looked for the origins of the surnames hock,bisom and line and have found nothing, although i assume they are all of german origin as i have traced back hock and bisom to hessin-cassel and line to sterpinwich,any help would be greatly appreciated

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Since you are American and the spellings of people who came to America often changed, try this site:


For example: Bisom shows up as possible place of origin being: Saxony (Kingdom State) and it says there was one immigrant from there with that name. http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/Fact.aspx?fid=5&ln=bisom

Under name meaning, Line shows up as either English or French.

However, place of Origin for Line could be either: England, Germany, Ireland, Great Britian, Holland or Sweden.http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/Fact.aspx?fid=5&ln=Line

Hock place of origin is either: Germany, Bavaria, England, Netherlands, Holland, or Preussen. http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/Fact.aspx?fid=5&ln=Hock

The meaning of Hock is either: German, Duth or Jewish (Ashkenazic). http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/Fact.aspx?fid=10&ln=Hock

Anyhow, this site can be helpful in giving approximations based upon immigration records, but it cannot tell you specifically which one your ancestors came from. (That type of info takes money.) :P