Stockham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stockham family

The surname Stockham was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1279 when Emma Stockman held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Stockham family

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Stockham Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stockman, Stockmen, Stokman, Stokeman and others.

Early Notables of the Stockham family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Stockham family to Ireland

Some of the Stockham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Canada Stockham migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stockham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • F Stockham, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Australia Stockham migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stockham Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Stockham, Jr., English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for life, transported aboard the "Clyde" on 20th August 1830, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stockham (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Greenway Stockham (1933-2004), American scientist who developed the first practical digital audio recording system
  • Alice Bunker Stockham (1833-1912), the fifth woman to be made a doctor in the United States
  • Fred William Stockham (1881-1918), United States Marine who posthumously received the Medal of Honor
  • Thomas Buchanan Stockham Jr. (1883-1948), American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1935-48; Died in office 1948 [2]
  • Captain John Stockham (1765-1814), Commander of the ship of the line HMS Thunderer at the Battle of Trafalgar

  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 19th February 2021). Retrieved from
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 17) . Retrieved from on Facebook