Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the name Stokel date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Stokel family lived in either of the settlements called Stockwell in Surrey
, or near any footbridge over a stream. The surname Stokel is derived from the Old English words stocc
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.
Early Origins of the Stokel family
The surname Stokel 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.
Early History of the Stokel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stokel research.Another 267 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stokel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Stokel Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Stokel are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Stokel include: Stockwell, Stokewell, Stokwell and others.
Early Notables of the Stokel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stokel family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Stokel or a variant listed above:
Stokel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- J Zacharias Stokel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 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)