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Stocks is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Stocks family lived in Pembrokeshire. Their name, however, is a reference to Stock, near Caen, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Stocks Early Origins



The surname Stocks was first found in Pembrokeshire where they held a family seat from early times. One of the first records of the names was Saint Simon Stock ( c. 1165-1265), an English saint who was probably born in Aylesford England. In a vision, The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to him and gave him the Carmelite habit, the Brown Scapular and promised that those who die wearing it will be saved.

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Stocks Spelling Variations


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Stocks Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stocks have been found, including Stoke, Stokes, Stoaks, Stocks and others.

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Stocks Early History


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Stocks Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stocks research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1220, 1569 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Stocks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stocks Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stocks Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stocks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stocks In Ireland


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Stocks In Ireland



Some of the Stocks family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Stocks were among those contributors:

Stocks Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Goodman Stocks, who landed in Virginia in 1623

Stocks Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Stocks, aged 31, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Henry Stocks, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1834
  • Andrew Stocks, aged 37, arrived in New York, NY in 1893

Stocks Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Stocks, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Stocks Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Stocks, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Samuel Stocks ( c. 1786-1863), English businessman who co-founded the bleaching firm Stocks and Tait which failed in 1847; he emigrated to Australia abord the "Dorset" in 1843
  • M. Stocks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • Edward Stocks arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" in 1850
  • Michael Stocks, aged 26, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stocks (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stocks (post 1700)



  • Tamara Stocks (b. 1979), American professional basketball player
  • Leroy Stocks, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972
  • Jerry Stocks, American Republican politician, Chair of Macon County Republican Party, 2002
  • Jack Gilbert Stocks (b. 1934), American land surveyor
  • Samuel Stocks Jr. (1812-1850), English-born, Australian businessman and mining business magnate
  • David Henry Stocks (b. 1943), English former professional association footballer
  • Nigel Geoffrey Stocks (b. 1964), English physicist, notable for discovering suprathreshold stochastic resonance (SSR) and its application to cochlear implant technology
  • Mary Danvers Stocks (1891-1975), Baroness Stocks, née Brinton, a British writer, suffragist and principal of Westfield College

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Stocks Historic Events


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Stocks Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Charles William Stocks (1920-1942), English Able Seaman from England, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing in action 1942

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortis qui insons
Motto Translation: Innocent fortune.


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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Stocks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stocks 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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