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  • [Pärga] Hain Alkok (c.1750 - d.)
    HR 1795 - I naise surm - II abielu - HR 1811 - HR 1816 -
  • [Pärga/Põrga] Mihkel Alkok (1805 - 1870)
    sünd - abielu - Saaga EAA.3135.1.2:8?1221,1417,835,111,0 PR I -
  • Aado Alkok (1894 - 1909)
    Sündinute nimekiri; EAA.3135.1.37; 1867-15.03.1895, Personaalraamat II (Mustjala pastoraat, Mustjala, ...; EAA.3135.1.42; 1871-1896, Personaalraamat III (Mustjala pastoraat, ...; EAA.3135.1....
  • Adeele Alkok (1897 - d.)
    Sündinute ja ristitute nimekiri; EAA.3135.1.44; 1892-1904, Personaalraamat III (Mustjala pastoraat, ...; EAA.3135.1.49; 19s4v-20s1v,
  • Ado Alkok (1808 - 1829)
    sünd - HR 1816 - HR 1826 -

About the Alkok surname

The surname "ALKOK" seems to have it's roots in Saaremaa, Estonia sometime around 1732. The meaning is unknown and therefore one theory has been that it originated from a British sailor that had been shipwrecked off the coast of Saaremaa. Thus the name "Alcock" was changed to "Alkok". Other than a relative's belief in this, there is no proof.

More likely, the name came about the same way most Estonian surnames were created: referring to something in nature or a particular profession of the individual. Even then, the name "Alkok" is unique in that there is no clear meaning. It could be a chef as in "kokk" or if the name was originally "Alkukk" as in some early documentation, it could be referring to a rooster or "kukk". The "Al" portion of the name would be a mystery.

The Alkok genealogy appears to go back to the early 1700's where a person lived and worked on a farm. The idea of either a chef or the rooster would therefore not be far-fetched.