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Where did the English Stockton family come from? What is the English Stockton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stockton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stockton family history?Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Stockton is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Settlements called Stockton are found in Cheshire, Herefordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, 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 Stockton belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
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. Stockton has been spelled many different ways, including Stockton, Stockden, Stockdon, Stogdon, Stocking and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stockton research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1670, 1470 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Stockton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 51 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stockton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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 Stocktons to arrive in North America:
Stockton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Stockton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Stockton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Stockton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stockton 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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