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The name Stockley was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stockley family lived in Staffordshire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words stocc, meaning tree trunk, and leah, meaning clearing, and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived at or near a wooded clearing.

Stockley Early Origins



The surname Stockley was first found in Staffordshire where they were conjecturally descended from two Norman nobles, brothers in arms, named Rafwin and Alwin, who were under tenants of the Bishop of Chester at Yoxall in that shire.

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Stockley Spelling Variations


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Stockley Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Stockley, Stockleigh, Stokeley, Stuckless, Stuckley and many more.

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Stockley Early History


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Stockley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stockley research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1568, 1620, 1663, 1661 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Stockley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stockley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stockley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stockley 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Stockley or a variant listed above:

Stockley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Stockley settled in Virginia in 1651
  • Francis Stockley, who landed in Virginia in 1651
  • John Stockley, who arrived in Virginia in 1651
  • Ann Stockley, who arrived in Maryland in 1653
  • Anthony Stockley, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stockley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Stockley settled in Virginia in 1774

Stockley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Stockley who settled in Barrow Harbour, Bona Vista Bay, Newfoundland, in 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Stockley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Stockley and his family held Pinchards Island, Newfoundland in 1802 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • James Stockley settled in Greenspond, Newfoundland in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Stockley settled at Robin Hood, Newfoundland in 1857 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Stockley settled at Ship Cove, Newfoundland in 1857 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Stockley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Stockley, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Edward Stockley, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • Amelia Stockley arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Countess of Yarborough" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stockley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stockley (post 1700)



  • Charles Clark Stockley (1819-1901), American Democrat politician, 45th Governor of Delaware (1883-1887), member of the Delaware Senate (1873-1877)
  • Samuel Joshua "Sam" Stockley (b. 1977), English former footballer who played in 510 matches from 1996 to 2013
  • Henry Stockley (1892-1982), nicknamed "Busdriver Stockley", an English primitive artist
  • Peter Stockley Ph.D., British Professor of Biological Chemistry in the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds
  • David Stockley, English engineer at London Polytechnic
  • Miriam Stockley (b. 1962), British singer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa; her work is influenced by the African music from her home country
  • William Frederick Paul Stockley M.A. D.Litt., (1859-1943), Irish academic, Sinn Féin politician and Teachta Dála (TD)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Stockley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stockley 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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