The history of the Stockdyn family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Settlements called Stockton are found in Cheshire
, and the West Riding of Yorkshire
. Stockton Heath is in Cheshire, and Stockton on Tees is in Durham
. Stockton on Teme is in Worcestershire
, and Stockton on the Forest is in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Stockdyn 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 Stockdyn family
The surname Stockdyn was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times. Stocking Abbey was an abbey in North Yorkshire
Early History of the Stockdyn family
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Stockdyn Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Stockdyn include Stockton, Stockden, Stockdon, Stogdon, Stocking and others.
Early Notables of the Stockdyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stockdyn family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Stockdyn or a variant listed above: Jonas Stockton and his son, who arrived in Virginia in 1620, the same year as the "Mayflower"; Timothey Stockton, who arrived in Virginia in 1620.