My 3nd Great-grandfather was John Namock from Co. Kerry Ireland. The name in my family disappeared when his daughter, Bridgit, married Patrick Falvey.
The name has also been spelt Nammock, and I am unsure (so far) as to which spelling was the one they used (cemetries to check). It was believed to be of French origin.
Does anyone believe there could be a connection.
Here are the notes I have for Bridgit Namock.
PATRICK2 FALVEY (THOMAS1) was born 1843, and died 1937.He married BRIDGIT NAMOCK 25 February 1879 in St. Bernard's, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry., daughter of JOHN NAMOCK and ELIZABETH SCANLON.She was born 1858, and died 13 October 1936.
More About PATRICK FALVEY: Burial: 1937, Kilfeigney.
Notes for BRIDGIT NAMOCK: Catherine had a brother who had 21 children. Only two or three of these remained in the area. Her surname is (believed) to be French. (Information from David Leahy.)
The family came from Keel, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. They had a farm of 40 acres. Most of the family emigrated. The rest didn't look after the farm, so the land commission took it back. There were 16 members in the family. When she married Patrick, she married beneath herself and her family ostracised her. (Information from Brendan Falvey.}
More About BRIDGIT NAMOCK: Burial: October 1936, Kilfeigney.