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The ancestry of the name Stocking dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Settlements called Stockton are found in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, and the West Riding of Yorkshire. Stockton Heath is in Cheshire, and Stockton on Tees is in Durham. Stockton on Teme is in Worcestershire, and Stockton on the Forest is in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Stocking belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Stocking Early Origins



The surname Stocking was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from ancient times. Stocking Abbey was an abbey in North Yorkshire

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Stocking Spelling Variations


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Stocking Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stocking have been found, including Stockton, Stockden, Stockdon, Stogdon, Stocking and others.

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Stocking Early History


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Stocking Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stocking research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1670, 1470 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Stocking History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stocking Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stocking Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stocking Notables 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Stocking, or a variant listed above:

Stocking Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Stocking, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635

Stocking Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Stocking, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • Henry Stocking, aged 19, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • John Stocking, English Convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Aboukir" on December 24, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stocking (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stocking (post 1700)



  • George W. Stocking Jr. (1928-2013), German-born American scholar, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago
  • George W. Stocking Sr. (1892-1975), American economist, Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin from 1926 to 1947
  • Robert McD. Stocking, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Quebec City, 1897
  • Omar Stocking, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 68th District, 1978
  • Jonathan Stocking (1797-1835), American politician, Mayor of Mobile, Alabama, 1831-34
  • Frank S. Stocking, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Quebec City, 1905
  • Dave Stocking, British founding member of Workers' Power
  • Dame Barbara Mary Stocking DBE (b. 1951), British public servant and the former Chief Executive of Oxfam GB

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Stocking Historic Events


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Stocking Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Stanley Aaron Archibald Stocking, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 18) Aboukir voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Norfolk Island. [These convicts appear to have all landed in Van Diemen's Land], Australia in 1851 with 280 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/aboukir/1851

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Stocking Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stocking 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.

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