In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Stoktome surname lived in one of a variety of similarly-named places. Settlements called Stockton are found in Cheshire
, and the West Riding of Yorkshire
. Stockton Heath is in Cheshire, and Stockton on Tees is in Durham
. Stockton on Teme is in Worcestershire
, and Stockton on the Forest is in the North Riding of Yorkshire. The surname Stoktome 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 Stoktome family
The surname Stoktome was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times. Stocking Abbey was an abbey in North Yorkshire
Early History of the Stoktome family
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Stoktome 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 Stoktome 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 Stoktome include: Stockton, Stockden, Stockdon, Stogdon, Stocking and others.
Early Notables of the Stoktome family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stoktome 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 Stoktome or a variant listed above: Jonas Stockton and his son, who arrived in Virginia in 1620, the same year as the "Mayflower"; Timothey Stockton, who arrived in Virginia in 1620.