name Stockdall comes from the family having resided in either of the settlements called Stockdale in Yorkshire
. The surname Stockdall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Stockdall family
The surname Stockdall was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Lockington, some say, before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Stockdall family
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Stockdall Spelling Variations
Stockdall has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Stockdale, Storkdale, Stackdall, Stackdale, Stockdall, Stockall, Stockdell, Stackdell and many more.
Early Notables of the Stockdall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stockdall family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Stockdalls to arrive on North American shores: Edward Stockdell settled in Virginia in 1623; John Stockdell in Virginia in 1635; Joseph Stackdale settled in Fort Cumberland
, Nova Scotia in 1774; Thomas Stockdale settled in Barbados in 1682.
The Stockdall Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Omnia mei donna Deo
Motto Translation: All my goods are the gift of God.