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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change, including many immigrants with new names. Stocker is a name for a person whose profession was felling trees or removing tree stumps. The name was originally derived from the Old English word stocc, meaning tree stump.

Stocker Early Origins



The surname Stocker was first found in Somerset where they were conjecturally descended from Walter de Douai, a Norman noble who was a Domesday tenant of Chilcompton, a village which two mills, 220 sheep, and 70 goats.

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Stocker Spelling Variations


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Stocker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stocker have been found, including Stocker, Stoker, Stockere, Stokoe and others.

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Stocker Early History


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Stocker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stocker research. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1484 is included under the topic Early Stocker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stocker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stocker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stocker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stocker In Ireland


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Stocker In Ireland



Some of the Stocker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Stocker were among those contributors:

Stocker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Stocker who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • William Stocker settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Robert Stocker, who arrived in Maryland in 1663
  • Andrew Stocker, who arrived in Maryland in 1667
  • Ebenezer Stocker, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1674
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stocker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margerite Stocker, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Mich Stocker, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Michael Stocker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • Anna, Barbarba, Emanuel, George, Godfrey, John, George, Margerit, Maria, Michael, and Peter Stocker all settled in Pennsylvania between 1731 and 1865
  • Anna Stocker, aged 51, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stocker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Stocker, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Frederick Stocker settled in Missouri in 1840
  • Frederick Stocker, aged 35, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • H H Stocker, aged 25, landed in Key West, Fla in 1842
  • Gerh Heinr Stocker, who landed in America in 1848-1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stocker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Matthias Stocker U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Stocker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Stocker came to British Columbia in 1862
  • William Stocker, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Stocker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Stocker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stocker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stocker (post 1700)



  • Myreon Romel "Mel" Stocker (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Lu Stocker, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1972
  • James Thomas Stocker (1824-1889), American politician, Member of California State Assembly 11th District, 1858-59
  • Harold Stocker, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1952
  • Frank R. Stocker, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916
  • Eugene Stocker, American politician, Mayor of Vincennes, Indiana, 1952-55
  • Edward Stocker, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900
  • E. Stocker, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1917
  • Dwight L. Stocker Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 3rd District, 1964
  • Devera Stocker, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Board of Education, 1949
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stocker Historic Events


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Stocker Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Norman G L Stocker (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Storrington, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Henry Dorey Stocker (d. 1912), aged 20, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic, died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Motto


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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: Non sibi sed toti
Motto Translation: Not for one self but for all.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Stocker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stocker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 3 October 2016 at 20:56.

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