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Stocker Name Meaning

German and Swiss German (also Stöcker): topographic name for someone living by a tree stump (see Stock ) or an occupational name for a tree cutter from Middle High German stocken ‘to clear land’. German and Swiss German (also Stöcker); Dutch: occupational name from Middle High German Middle Dutch stocker ‘jailer’. English: occupational name from Middle English stokker ‘one who sells stockfish’ (fish dried in the air without salt). This was the usual source of the name in medieval London where a bylaw of 1419 stated that no stokker should board a ship to buy fish (presumably in order to forestall the market). English: topographic name for someone who lived by a tree stump or a log structure such as a footbridge or at a place called Stock deriving from Middle English stok(ke) stok(e) ‘tree trunk tree stump’ (Old English stocc) + -er (see Stock ). The topographic name is found mainly in southern England especially Sussex Surrey Kent and Hampshire but also in the South Midlands. English: variant of Stoker . Irish: from Mac an Stocaire ‘son of the trumpeter’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Stockert, Stock, Stucker, Stacker, Stoker, Stricker, Stickler, Tucker

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Where is the Stocker family from?

You can see how Stocker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stocker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stocker families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 25 Stocker families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Stocker's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stocker families in 1840.
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What did your Stocker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stocker. 13% of Stocker men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Stocker women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stocker were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Stocker. 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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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Stocker. For the veterans among your Stocker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stocker lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Stocker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Stocker in 1947 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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