The history of the Stocken family name begins in the German province of Bavaria
. Stocken 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. Stocken is a name for a for a person who was extremely determined. The name Stocken 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 Stocken family
The surname Stocken was first found in Rothenburg, where the name Stock made a great early contribution to the early 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 Stocken family
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Stocken Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Stocken include Stock, Stocken, Stocker, Stok, Stocks, Stokel, Stocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Stocken family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stocken family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stocken Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- J. F. Stocken, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1907
- J F Stocken, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907