Last name origins & meanings:

  1. South German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Notker (Notger), composed of the elements not ‘battle throng’ + gār, gēr ‘spear’.
  2. North German: nickname for a complainer, from Low German nöckern ‘to moan or grumble’.
  3. South German (Nöcker): topographic name from Tyrolean nock, nogg ‘(rounded) hill’, ‘rock’.
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