Enoch Family Genealogy Forum
It is quite possible that your contactís Enochs were in fact German. The name has been known in this country for at least 330 years so it stands to reason that there would be multiple sources for individual lines. The name is rather common in Europe among several national groups.
I have been a member of a group working on a history of the family that descends from Garret Enochson for the past few years. Despite several family traditions relating to a specific ethnic origin, the group found it impossible to determine where Garret came from.
While Garret and his family were long time members of the Swedish community on the Delaware, his given name and that of his suspected relative, Harmon Enochs, do not appear among the existing Swedish records. However, both names were common among the Dutch settlers, so we believe them to have been of Dutch extraction.
Since the records for New Sweden were destroyed when the palace in Stockholm burned in the late 1600ís and those of the Dutch West India Company sold as scrap paper in the early 1800ís, we may never know.