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Stock Name Meaning

English: probably for the most part a topographic name for someone who lived near the trunk or stump of a large tree, Middle English stocke (Old English stocc). In some cases the reference may be to a primitive foot-bridge over a stream consisting of a felled tree trunk. Some early examples without prepositions may point to a nickname for a stout, stocky man or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of punishment stocks. German: from Middle German stoc ‘tree’, ‘tree stump’, hence a topographic name equivalent to 1, but sometimes also a nickname for an impolite or obstinate person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Stock ‘stick’, ‘pole’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Stork, Tock, Rock, Stoop, Shock, Smock, Stuck, Sock, Slack, Steck

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Stock Family Origin

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Stock Family Occupations

What did your Stock ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stock occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Stock's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stock family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stock.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Stock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 164,000 census records available for the last name Stock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stock census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Stock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Stock. For the veterans among your Stock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stock Life Expectancy

What is the average Stock lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Stock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Stock in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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