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When the ancestors of the Stokley family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Staffordshire. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English words stocc, meaning tree trunk, and leah, meaning clearing, and indicates that the original bearer of the name lived at or near a wooded clearing.

Stokley Early Origins



The surname Stokley was first found in Staffordshire where they were conjecturally descended from two Norman nobles, brothers in arms, named Rafwin and Alwin, who were under tenants of the Bishop of Chester at Yoxall in that shire.

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Stokley Spelling Variations


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Stokley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stokley have been found, including Stockley, Stockleigh, Stokeley, Stuckless, Stuckley and many more.

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Stokley Early History


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Stokley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stokley research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1667, 1568, 1620, 1663, 1661 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Stokley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stokley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stokley Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stokley 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 many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Stokley were among those contributors:

Stokley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Woodman Stokley, who landed in Maryland in 1652

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stokley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stokley (post 1700)



  • William Strumberg Stokley (1823-1902), American Republican politician, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1872-81
  • Richard Stokley Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 105th District, 1994
  • Richard Stokley, American Republican politician, Republican Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1992, 1994 (primary); Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 105th District, 1996

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. 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).
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Stokley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stokley 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 4 May 2016 at 22:12.

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