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The surname Stockmeyer 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. Stockmeyer is a name for a person who was extremely unyielding. The name Stockmeyer 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.

Stockmeyer Early Origins



The surname Stockmeyer 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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Stockmeyer Spelling Variations


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Stockmeyer Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Stockmeyer include Stockmann, Stockman, Stoeckmann, Stockmayer, Stockmeyer, Stockmair, Stockmar and many more.

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Stockmeyer Early History


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Stockmeyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stockmeyer 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 Stockmeyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stockmeyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stockmeyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the period with the name Stockmeyer 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 Stockmeyer 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



For many Germans, emigration to North America was an inviting alternative to the trials of life in the old country. From the mid-17th into the present century, thousands of Germans migrated across the Atlanti c. They capitalized on the chance to escape poverty and persecution, and to own their own land. After 1650, Germans settled throughout the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also landed in Canada, settling in Ontario or father west on the rich land of the prairies. Among them:

Stockmeyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Stockmeyer, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1831
  • John Stockmeyer, aged 21, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1834
  • Joh Fr W Stockmeyer, who landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stockmeyer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stockmeyer (post 1700)



  • Norman Otto Stockmeyer (b. 1907), American Republican politician, Secretary of Michigan Republican Party, 1957-65; Member of Wayne State University Board of Governors; Appointed 1964; Elected 1966

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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    3. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. 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. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Stockmeyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stockmeyer 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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