The history of the Stoecker family name begins in the German province of Bavaria
. Stoecker is a nickname
surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Stoecker is a name for a for a person who was extremely determined. The name Stoecker is derived from the German word "stoc," which meant "stubborn." The name was also of local
origin and it referred to a person who resided near an unusual tree. In this instance, the name is also derived from the word "stoc," which also referred to the stem or trunk of a tree.
Early Origins of the Stoecker family
The surname Stoecker was first found in Rothenburg, where the name Stock made a great early contribution to the early feudal
society which shaped the development of Europe. The name Stock became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the widespread tribal and national conflicts, each group striving for power and status in a continually changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Stoecker family
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Stoecker Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Stoecker include Stock, Stocken, Stocker, Stok, Stocks, Stokel, Stocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Stoecker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stoecker family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stoecker or a variant listed above:
Stoecker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Michel Stoecker, aged 33, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Stoecker (post 1700)
- Horst Stoecker (b. 1952), German theoretical physicist
- Hermann Stoecker (b. 1938), former East German football player
- Helene Stoecker (1869-1943), German feminist and pacifist