Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Stiffkey in the county of Norfolk; the name of this place is pronounced Stukey. The surname Stookey 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 Stookey family
Norfolk where they held a family seat from ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066. The name was originally Stiffkey which was pronounced "Stookey."
Early History of the Stookey family
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Stookey Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Stuckey, Stiffkey, Stookey and others.
Early Notables of the Stookey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stookey family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Stookey were among those contributors:
Stookey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Stookey (post 1700)
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