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The history of the Tockman family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Tockman 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. Tockman is a name for a for a person who was extremely determined. The name Tockman 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.

Tockman Early Origins



The surname Tockman 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.

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Tockman Spelling Variations


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Tockman Spelling Variations



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 Tockman include Stock, Stocken, Stocker, Stok, Stocks, Stokel, Stocke and many more.

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Tockman Early History


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Tockman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tockman research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1577, 1822, 1680 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Tockman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tockman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tockman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tockman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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 Tockman surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    6. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Tockman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tockman 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 December 2012 at 06:48.

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