The history of the Stuckmaier family name begins in the German province of Bavaria
. Stuckmaier 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. Stuckmaier is a name for a for a person who was extremely determined. The name Stuckmaier 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.
Early Origins of the Stuckmaier family
The surname Stuckmaier 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.
Early History of the Stuckmaier family
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Stuckmaier Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Stuckmaier include Stock, Stocken, Stocker, Stok, Stocks, Stokel, Stocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Stuckmaier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Stuckmaier family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Garrett Stock, who settled in Maryland in 1674; Alice Stocker arrived in Maryland between 1675 and 1680; Johan Henrig Stok sailed to New York City in 1709.