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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.

Stoecker Early Origins



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.

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Stoecker Spelling Variations


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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.

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Stoecker Early History


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Stoecker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoecker research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1577, 1822, 1680 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Stoecker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stoecker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stoecker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stoecker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoecker (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    5. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Stoecker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stoecker 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 2 July 2016 at 23:14.

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