The ancestry of the name Stokstil dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in either of the settlements called Stockdale in Yorkshire
. The surname Stokstil belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Stokstil family
The surname Stokstil was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Lockington, some say, before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Stokstil family
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Stokstil Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Stokstil have been found, including Stockdale, Storkdale, Stackdall, Stackdale, Stockdall, Stockall, Stockdell, Stackdell and many more.
Early Notables of the Stokstil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stokstil family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Stokstil, or a variant listed above: Edward Stockdell settled in Virginia in 1623; John Stockdell in Virginia in 1635; Joseph Stackdale settled in Fort Cumberland
, Nova Scotia in 1774; Thomas Stockdale settled in Barbados in 1682.
The Stokstil Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Omnia mei donna Deo
Motto Translation: All my goods are the gift of God.