Stocking Family History

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Stocking Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English stocking ‘ground cleared of stumps’. South German: habitational name from any of several places in Bavaria and Styria named Stocking.

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

Similar surnames: Stockinger, Stelling, Stock, Bicking, Hocking, Stockett, Stocki

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Stocking Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stocking name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stocking. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Stocking Family Origin

Where is the Stocking family from?

Stocking Family Occupations

What did your Stocking ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stocking occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Stocking's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stocking. A less common occupation for the Stocking family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stocking ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stocking Historical Records

What Stocking family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Stocking. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stocking 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stocking. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Stocking. For the veterans among your Stocking ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stocking Life Expectancy

What is the average Stocking lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Stocking life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Stocking in 1946 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stocking

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stocking ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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