Stockey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Stockey family
The surname Stockey was first found in Cheshire where they the first ancestor was Geoffry Starky, of Barthington (Barnton), son of Richards Starkie of Stetton.  The senior branch of this Cheshire family was resident at Lower Hall in Stretton, and a junior branch held a family seat at Over Hall in that same village.
Early History of the Stockey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stockey research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1465, 1578, 1566, 1576, 1656, 1664, 1853, 1856, 1884, 1495, 1538, 1503, 1554, 1539, 1523, 1583, 1628, 1665 and 1543 are included under the topic Early Stockey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stockey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Starkey, Starkie, Starky, Starckey, Starckie and others.
Early Notables of the Stockey family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Humphrey Starkey; Thomas Starkey (c.1495-1538), an English political theorist and humanist; John Starkey, was a publisher active in London in the second half of the 17th century; John Starkey (c.1503-1554), of Canterbury, Kent, an English politician, Member of Parliament for Canterbury in 1539; Sir Oliver Starkey (c.1523-1583), an English knight, the only English knight present at the siege of Malta, and the only knight to be buried in the crypt of...
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Migration of the Stockey family to Ireland
Some of the Stockey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stockey migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Stockey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Freiderik Stockey, aged 1, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 
- J Stockey, aged 27, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 
- M Stockey, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 
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The Stockey 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: Redit expectata diu
Motto Translation: The expected returns for a long time
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)