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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.

Stookey Early Origins



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."

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Stookey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Stookey Early History


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Stookey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stookey research. Another 185 words (13 lines of text) covering the year 1822 is included under the topic Early Stookey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stookey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stookey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Stookey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 arrived in San Francisco in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stookey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stookey (post 1700)



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Stookey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stookey 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.

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