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Where did the German Stockhausen family come from? What is the German Stockhausen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stockhausen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stockhausen family history?


Spelling variations of this family name include: Stockhausen, Stockhauser, Stockhaus, Stokhausen, Stochhausen, Stockho and many more.

First found in Hessen, Hanover, Westphalia, and Saxony, where the name Stockhausen was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. This widespread name has been traced to the castle of the same name on the Ruhr river, and it would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stockhausen research. Another 195 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 180 and 1804 are included under the topic Early Stockhausen History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Stockhausen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stockhausen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Franz Peter Stockhausen sailed to America in 1881
  • Franz Peter Stockhausen, who landed in America in 1881
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Stockhausen, aged 24, arrived in America in 1884
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Stockhausen arrived in America in 1884


  • Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), German composer, and one of the most important and controversial composers of the 20th century
  • Julius Christian Stockhausen (1826-1906), German singer and singer master
  • Franz Stockhausen (1839-1926), German choral conductor
  • August Wilhelm Ernst von Stockhausen (1791-1861), Prussian officer and Minister of War 1850-1851


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The Stockhausen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stockhausen 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 28 November 2013 at 14:02.

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