Errors in Discovery Pages
Is there a way to give feedback or suggest corrections to Discovery Pages?
The Discovery Page for my father, Jack Hockery, and for other Hockery family members, suggests that the origin of their surname is German.
("German (also Höckert): from a Germanic personal name composed of hugi ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘strong’.")
It is not.
Charles Hochrie (1829-1875), great grandfather of Jack Hockery (1923-1967) was from Scotland or Ireland. He immigrated to the U.S. and he or his sons changed the spelling of the name to Hockery.
It is possible that the spelling was Haughery in Charles' father's generation, but research still needs to be done to document any generation prior to that of Charles.
No German ancestors are found on this Hockery line as of 2021 and DNA profiles for the child and grandchildren of Jack Hockery show almost no German ancestry.
It is not apparently possible to edit this information directly, so I thought perhaps there was a way to suggest changes.