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Stockwell is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Stockwell family once lived in either of the settlements called Stockwell in Surrey or Somerset, or near any footbridge over a stream. The surname Stockwell is derived from the Old English words stocc and wiella, and it belongs to both the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, and the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Stockwell Early Origins



The surname Stockwell was first found in Surrey where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Lambeth, a suburb of London, from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Stockwell Spelling Variations


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Stockwell Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Stockwell family name include Stockwell, Stokewell, Stokwell and others.

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Stockwell Early History


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Stockwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stockwell research. Another 267 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stockwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stockwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stockwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stockwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Stockwell surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Stockwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gabriell Stockwell who settled in Bermuda in 1635
  • Gabriell Stockwell, aged 16, arrived in Bermuda in 1635
  • Marg and Rose Stockwell settled in Virginia in 1650 and 1653 respectively
  • Rose Stockwell, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Marg Stockwell, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stockwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elinor Stockwell, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • William Stockwell settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774
  • William Stockwell settled in Maryland in 1774

Stockwell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • L. Stockwell settled in New York State in 1820
  • E R Stockwell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Stockwell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Cpl. John Stockwell Sr., U.E.(, Johns) who settled in Colchester [Essex], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Stockwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Stockwell, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stockwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stockwell (post 1700)



  • Guy Harry Stockwell (1934-2002), American actor who appeared in 30 movies and 250 television series
  • Dean Stockwell (b. 1936), American Academy Award nominated actor, who began his acting career at age 7, best known for his role as Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci in the 19891993 television series Quantum Leap
  • Michael Thomas "Mick" Stockwell (b. 1965), English former professional football midfielder and manager
  • Sir Hugh Charles Stockwell (1903-1986), English General, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (1960-1964)
  • Brigadier Cecil Valentine Stockwell (1886-1982), Canadian District Officer Commanding 11th Military District
  • Chris Stockwell (b. 1957), Canadian former politician in Ontario
  • John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in Angola in 1976, working for then Director of the CIA, George Bush

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Suggested Readings for the name Stockwell


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Suggested Readings for the name Stockwell



  • The Stockwell Family by Irene Dixon Stockwell.
  • The Stockwell Genealogy by Mabel Stockwell Kennedy.

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Stockwell Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

The Stockwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stockwell 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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