Stockton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Stockton family

The surname Stockton 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 Stockton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stockton research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1670, 1470, 1630, 1680, 1692 and 1728 are included under the topic Early Stockton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stockton 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. Stockton has been spelled many different ways, including Stockton, Stockden, Stockdon, Stogdon, Stocking and others.

Early Notables of the Stockton family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: John Stockton, Lord Mayor of London in 1470. Owen Stockton (1630-1680), was an English Puritan divine, fourth son of Owen Stockton, prebendary of Chester Cathedral, born...
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stockton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stockton migration to the United States +

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
  • Jonas Stockton and his son, who arrived in Virginia in 1620
  • Jonas Stockton, who arrived in Virginia in 1620 [1]
  • Timothey Stockton, who arrived in Virginia in 1620 [1]
  • Timothee Stockton, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • Tho Stockton, aged 21, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Stockton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Philip Stockton, who settled in Virginia in 1703
  • Edmund Stockton, who settled in Jamaica in 1738
  • William Stockton, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1744
Stockton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J E Stockton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • William Stockton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Y C Stockton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Canada Stockton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stockton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Lieut. Andrew Stockton U.E. who settled in Sussex Vale [ Sussex Corner], Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Loyal Foresters [2]
  • Lieut. Andrew Hunter Stockton U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Major. Richard V Stockton U.E. who settled in Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the New Jersey Volunteers [2]
  • Major. Richard Witham Stockton U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Samuel Stockton U.E. who settled in Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Stockton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Stockton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Stockton, British convict who was convicted in Warwick, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Henry Tanner" on 27th June 1834, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stockton (post 1700) +

  • Richard Stockton (1730-1781), American signer of Declaration of Independence
  • John Stockton, American basketball player
  • Frank R Stockton (1834-1902), American humorist and story writer
  • John Houston Stockton (b. 1962), American professional (NBA) basketball player
  • David Knapp Stockton (b. 1941), American professional (PGA) golfer
  • Robert Stockton (1795-1866), American naval officer, eponym of Stockton, California
  • J. D. Stockton, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1956
  • Gilchrist Baker Stockton (b. 1890), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1924 (alternate), 1928 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1940 (alternate); U.S. Minister to Austria, 1930-33
  • George L. Stockton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1924 (alternate), 1936
  • Gene Stockton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Alfred Stockton, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Marion, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [4]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Louis Alton Stockton, American Seaman Second Class from California, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [5]


Suggested Readings for the name Stockton +

  • 2436 "The Estes Family of Virginia, Southern Kentucky, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas and Their Ancestors-Yates, Marshall, Stockton" by Lucille Alexander, "Families and Kin of Elias Stockton, Moses, Dickey, and James Upchurch, Cherokee County, Texas, Pioneers" by Mae Gean Pettit, "A House Called Morven" by Alfred Hoyt Bill.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th January 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/henry-tanner
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  5. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html


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