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The history of the Stuck family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Stuck is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Stuck is a name for a for a person who was extremely determined. The name Stuck is derived from the German word "stoc," which meant "stubborn." The name was also of local origin and it referred to a person who resided near an unusual tree. In this instance, the name is also derived from the word "stoc," which also referred to the stem or trunk of a tree.
The surname Stuck was first found in Rothenburg, where the name Stock made a great early contribution to the early feudal society which shaped the development of Europe. The name Stock became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the widespread tribal and national conflicts, each group striving for power and status in a continually changing territorial profile.
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Stuck include Stock, Stocken, Stocker, Stok, Stocks, Stokel, Stocke and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stuck research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1577, 1822, 1680 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Stuck History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stuck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Stuck surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Stuck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Stuck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Stuck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stuck 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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