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Ich habe eine Frage für unsere Deutsch und Französisch Freunde. Ich habe vor kurzem gelesen, dass Nocken in das Vereinigte Königreich von Nocken, die England während der normannischen Invasion kam abstammen. Mir wurde gesagt, dass diese deutschen Nocken Söldner, die für die Normannen kämpften waren. Weiß jemand, ob das wahr ist? Sind die meisten Nocken in Europa stieg von Nocken in Deutschland?
J’ai une question pour nos amis allemands et français. J’ai lu récemment que Nocks au Royaume-Uni sont les descendants de Nocks qui sont venus en Angleterre au cours de l’invasion normande. On m’a dit que ces Nocks allemands étaient des mercenaires qui ont combattu pour les Normands. Est-ce que quelqu’un sait si cela est vrai? Sont les plus Nocks en Europe descendent d’Nocks en Allemagne?
I have a question for our German and French friends. I recently read that Nocks in the United Kingdom are descended from Nocks who came to England during the Norman invasion. I was told that these German Nocks were mercenaries who fought for the Normans. Does anyone know if this is true? Are most Nocks in Europe descended from Nocks in Germany?
Accomack County’s history revolves around two elements: the land and the sea. The land is fertile, capable of producing great bounty, and Accomack is surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. So Accomack has enjoyed two advantages: an ability to produce food and the means of getting it to market. Public wharves were once located on many creeks where farmers would bring crops for market. Then, in 1884, the railroad came through. The railroad created new towns–Parksley, Onley, Keller, Tasley, and Painter–and it meant the demise of the numerous public wharves. Today most of these old gathering places exist only as names on a map and perhaps a collection of twisted pilings at the water’s edge, the last tangible evidence of a time in our history long past.
We are now in our third year researching and celebrating the extended Nock Family. Our study began with the focus on Nocks in America, specifically Accomack County, Virginia. If you study this blog, you can see a significant focus on Virginia. This is the ancestral home of most Nocks in America. Although, we have Nocks that began in New England and Pennsylvania, as well. We need more information on Nocks who’s heritage is from these two areas in America. We also really need significantly more information about our extendeded family in Europe. We are researching this, but we would also like any information from our followers that you can give us. As we know, if you are an American, your family heritage originated elsewhere in the world. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
One more thing: I’d like to thank our friends from Australia for your interest in our Group. Until I started this blog, I had know idea how many Nocks are ”Down Under”! Thank you for your support, Family.