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The surname Stockman emerged in the German province of Westphalia, nestled between the Rhine and Wesser rivers. Hereditary surnames that were derived from nicknames were particularly common in this region. Nickname surnames came from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. Stockman is a name for a person who was extremely unyielding. The name Stockman is derived from the German word "stoc," which meant "stubborn." The name was also of local origin and it referred to a person who resided near an unusual tree. In this instance, the name is also derived from the word "stoc," which also referred to the stem or trunk of a tree.

Stockman Early Origins



The surname Stockman was first found in Westphalia and northern Germany, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of this large region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. Chronicles first mention Hans op den Stocken of Halver in 1599, and the variation Stoecken is found frequently in Hanover.

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Stockman Spelling Variations


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Stockman Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Stockman include Stockmann, Stockman, Stoeckmann, Stockmayer, Stockmeyer, Stockmair, Stockmar and many more.

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Stockman Early History


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Stockman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stockman research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1730, 1761, 1787, 1821, 1831, 1837, 1841, and 1863 are included under the topic Early Stockman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stockman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stockman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Stockman were Johann Heinrich Stockmann, a major in the Austrian army, who was ennobled in 1761 for his outstanding service and loyalty. The Baron Christian Friedrich Stockmar (1787-1863) was the personal physician to Prince...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stockman 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



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Stockman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Philip Stockman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • David Stockman, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • William Stockman, who arrived in New York in 1789
  • Justuz Christ Stockman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1794
  • George Stockman, who landed in Frederick County, Maryland in 1794

Stockman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Henry Stockman, who arrived in Allegany County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Elizth Stockman, aged 45, arrived in New York in 1862
  • Charles Stockman, aged 45, landed in New York in 1862
  • Nicholas Stockman, aged 40, landed in Mobile, Ala in 1868

Stockman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Charles B Stockman, who arrived in Canada in 1837

Stockman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Solomon Stockman, aged 37, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Esther Stockman, aged 39, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Caroline Stockman, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Augustus Stockman, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stockman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stockman (post 1700)



  • Gerald R. Stockman, American attorney and politician, New Jersey Senator (1982-1992)
  • Lowell Stockman (1901-1962), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon (1943-1953)
  • Harry James Stockman (b. 1919), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1960
  • Elenor C. Stockman, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1920
  • Mrs. E. T. Stockman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1924
  • Dora Hall Stockman (1872-1948), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Board of Agriculture, 1920-31; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 2nd District, 1939-46
  • David Alan Stockman (b. 1946), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 1977-81; Resigned 1981
  • Carol Stockman, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1979
  • Jennifer Blei Stockman (b. 1955), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 2004
  • Joseph W. Stockman, American politician, Representative from New Jersey 1st District, 1998
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Stockman Historic Events


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Stockman Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Reginald Stockman, British Engine Room Artificer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Stockman


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Suggested Readings for the name Stockman



  • Stockman-Gallison Ancestral Lines: 114 Lines of Early New England Settlers by Katherine Dickson.
  • The Stockman Story by Katherine Dickson.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    11. ...

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