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?
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?
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.
Travis and Tara, your extended family salutes you! May the Lord pour out his blessings on you both. Tara, welcome to a strong and proud family, The Nocks.
We are very excited to announce we have added more than 220 million historical New England records to our existing database creating the most comprehensive collection of New England records available online!
Included in the new collections are birth, marriage and death records for hundreds of millions of residents in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, as well as images, diaries and articles from Colonial times to the 1980s.
Over the past few months, we have spent more than 10,000 hours digitizing and indexing historical records from the region in order to make them easily accessible online. The new records reveal countless facts of people from the region, from population to job growth, while also bringing insights into the life of notable New Englanders.
While the new records will help people discover their family’s New England history, they also shed light on what life was like for the typical New Englander in various periods of the region’s history.
Well, Memorial Day has now ended. I want to take a few minutes to reflect on what this day really means to me. When we re-do the same holidays every year, I think that at certain point we take them for granted. This holiday in particular is one that we definitely do not want to take for granted.
Like most Americans, I’ve had quite a few family members serve in the United States Military. Patriotism has always been strong in my family. Many Americans see the Armed Forces as a way to better themselves, and a way to show their love for this country. You may have been an immigrant trying to prove your allegiance to America, or an African-American trying to show ”White Society” that you are worthy of the uniform. Whatever your reasons may have been, once you put on that uniform, defending this great nation became foremost in your mind.
Over the nearly 250 year history of the experiment called America, many of her citizens have made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. They lost their lives fighting for principles set down by our Founding Fathers so long ago. They lost their lives fighting to maintain a level of freedom that no people in history have ever experienced. It is for this reason that we as a nation stop our daily routines, and honor our fallen heroes. For all of those who’ve donned the uniform of the United States Armed Forces, we, as a nation, ”Thank You For Your Service”!