Haddock last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Haddock is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Haddock.

Meaning of Haddock

A surname referring to a seller or curer of haddock or other fish.

Haddock, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Haddock surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Haddock in America

Haddock is the 4472nd most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Haddock surname appeared 7,940 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 people would have the surname Haddock.

We can also compare 2010 data for Haddock to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 4472 4304 3.83%
Count 7,940 7,628 4.01%
Proportion per 100k 2.69 2.83 -5.07%

The history of the last name Haddock

The surname Haddock is of English origin, deriving from the name of a small village in Lancashire, England called Haddock. This village name itself is thought to have originated from the Old English words "hæddre" meaning heather and "ac" meaning oak, suggesting an area where heather and oak trees grew in abundance.

The earliest known recorded spelling of the name Haddock dates back to the 13th century, with a John de Haddoc appearing in the Lancashire Assize Rolls of 1246. The Domesday Book, a great survey of England commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1086, does not contain any direct references to the name Haddock, as the village itself was likely too small at the time to be documented.

In the 14th century, the name appeared in various forms such as Hadoc, Haddok, and Haddoke, reflecting the regional dialects and spelling variations of the time. One notable bearer of the name during this period was Richard Haddock, a wealthy landowner and merchant from Lancashire, born around 1350.

The 16th century saw the emergence of a prominent Haddock family in the town of Warrington, Cheshire. Sir Richard Haddock (1529-1604) was a respected lawyer and served as the town's Mayor in 1586. His son, Captain James Haddock (1567-1635), was a celebrated sailor who participated in several expeditions to the West Indies and the Americas.

In the 18th century, Admiral Sir Richard Haddock (1680-1745) was a distinguished naval officer who played a crucial role in the War of the Austrian Succession. He commanded the British fleet at the Battle of Toulon in 1744, where he decisively defeated the French and Spanish forces.

Another notable figure was Mary Haddock (1762-1841), a pioneering educator from Yorkshire who established one of the first schools for girls in the region. Her innovative teaching methods and commitment to female education earned her widespread recognition during her lifetime.

The 19th century saw the rise of Sir Charles Haddock (1826-1901), a prominent industrialist and philanthropist from Manchester. He founded the Haddock Manufacturing Company, which became a leading producer of textile machinery, and donated generously to various charitable causes in the city.

Throughout history, the Haddock name has been associated with various occupations, from merchants and sailors to lawyers and industrialists, reflecting the diverse backgrounds and achievements of those who bore this name.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Haddock

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Haddock.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Haddock was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 83.56% 6,635
Non-Hispanic Black Only 6.50% 516
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 0.62% 49
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.79% 63
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 2.14% 170
Hispanic Origin 6.39% 507

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Haddock has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 83.56% 86.01% -2.89%
Black 6.50% 6.25% 3.92%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.62% 0.41% 40.78%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.79% 1.02% -25.41%
Two or More Races 2.14% 1.46% 37.78%
Hispanic 6.39% 4.85% 27.40%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Haddock was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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