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Stockton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Stockton (Cheshire Herefordshire Norfolk Shropshire Wiltshire Warwickshire Yorkshire) Stockton Heath (Cheshire) Stockton on Tees (Durham) Stockton on Teme (Worcestershire) Stockton on the Forest (North Yorkshire) Great Staughton (Huntingdonshire) Little Staughton (Bedfordshire) or Stoughton (Leicestershire Surrey Sussex). The placenames derive from Old English stoc ‘place secondary settlement’ or stocc ‘tree trunk stump’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’. Compare Stoughton .

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

Similar surnames: Tolton, Stratton, Stockley, Stoughton, Shotton, Scotton, Stanton

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Where is the Stockton family from?

You can see how Stockton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stockton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stockton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 36 Stockton families living in New Jersey. This was about 19% of all the recorded Stockton's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Stockton families in 1840.
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What did your Stockton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stockton. 21% of Stockton men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Stockton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stockton were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 88,000 census records available for the last name Stockton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stockton census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Stockton. 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 Cards

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Stockton. For the veterans among your Stockton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stockton lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Stockton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stockton in 1946 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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