The name Stocktomb is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from 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 Stocktomb 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 Stocktomb family
The surname Stocktomb 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 Stocktomb family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stocktomb research.Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1670, 1470 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Stocktomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stocktomb Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Stocktomb are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Stocktomb include: Stockton, Stockden, Stockdon, Stogdon, Stocking and others.
Early Notables of the Stocktomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stocktomb family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stocktomb or a variant listed above: 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.