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The name Stocktown is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family 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 Stocktown belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Stocktown Early Origins



The surname Stocktown was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from ancient times. Stocking Abbey was an abbey in North Yorkshire

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Stocktown Spelling Variations


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Stocktown Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Stocktown were recorded, including Stockton, Stockden, Stockdon, Stogdon, Stocking and others.

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Stocktown Early History


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Stocktown Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stocktown research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1470, 1670, 1470 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Stocktown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stocktown Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stocktown Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stocktown Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Stocktown family emigrate to 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; Thomas Stockton, who settled in Boston Mass in 1635.

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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    The Stocktown Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stocktown 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 August 2015 at 11:59.

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