Last name origins & meanings:
- English (Devon): from the rare Old English masculine personal
name Mocca, which may be related to a Germanic stem
mokk- ‘to accumulate’, ‘to be heaped up’, and hence may
originally have been a nickname for a heavy, thickset
person. Alternatively, it could be from Middle English mokke
‘trick’, ‘joke’, ‘jest’, ‘act of jeering’, a derivative of
mokke(n) ‘to mock’, from Old French moquer.
- German: variant of Maag.
- German: nickname for a short,
thickset man, Middle High German mocke.
- Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch mocke ‘dirty or wanton woman’,
‘slut’, or from West Flemish mokke ‘fat child’.
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