The name Stocktom is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Settlements called Stockton are found in Cheshire
, 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 Stocktom belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Stocktom family
The surname Stocktom was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times. Stocking Abbey was an abbey in North Yorkshire
Early History of the Stocktom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stocktom research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1670, 1470 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Stocktom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stocktom Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Stocktom has been spelled many different ways, including Stockton, Stockden, Stockdon, Stogdon, Stocking and others.
Early Notables of the Stocktom family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stocktom family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Stocktoms to arrive in North America: Jonas Stockton and his son, who arrived in Virginia in 1620, the same year as the "Mayflower"; Timothey Stockton, who arrived in Virginia in 1620.