Origins Available: English, German
Bavaria. Stockett 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. Stockett is a name for a for a person who was extremely determined. The name Stockett 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 Stockett 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 Stockett family
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Stockett Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Stockett include Stock, Stocken, Stocker, Stok, Stocks, Stokel, Stocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Stockett family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stockett family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stockett or a variant listed above:
Stockett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Stockett (post 1700)
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