Show ContentsStookey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Stookey name has descended through the generations from the ancient 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

The surname Stookey was first found in 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

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Stookey has undergone many spelling variations, including Stuckey, Stiffkey, Stookey and others.

Early Notables of the Stookey family

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Stookey Ranking

In the United States, the name Stookey is the 16,716th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 1

United States Stookey migration to the United States +

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
  • T. W. Stookey, who arrived in San Francisco in 1853

Contemporary Notables of the name Stookey (post 1700) +

  • Hal Stookey, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1972 2
  • Daniel Stookey, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1832; Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1832 2

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