When Joseph Hockett was born on 1 March 1828, in Randolph, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Hockett, was 38 and his mother, Martha Smith, was 29. He married Ruhama Davis on 5 October 1854, in Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Linn Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1885. He died on 18 May 1908, in Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Salem South Cemetery, Salem, Henry, Iowa, United States.
from the Middle English personal name Hoket, apparently a diminutive (Hocc-et) of Old English Hocca; see Hock 7.
variant of Hoggett, itself either a variant of Hoggard or a diminutive of Hogge, a Middle English pet form of Roger .
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