Origins Available: English, German
Bavaria. Stocke is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Stocke is a name for a for a person who was extremely determined. The name Stocke is derived from the German word "stoc," which meant "stubborn." The name was also of local origin and it referred to a person who resided near an unusual tree. In this instance, the name is also derived from the word "stoc," which also referred to the stem or trunk of a tree.
Early Origins of the Stocke family
feudal society which shaped the development of Europe. The name Stock became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the widespread tribal and national conflicts, each group striving for power and status in a continually changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Stocke family
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Stocke Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Stocke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stocke family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Stocke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Stocke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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