Stockton Family History
Stockton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the places, for example in Cheshire, County Durham, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, and North and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English stocc ‘tree trunk’ or stoc ‘dependent settlement’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. It is not possible to distinguish between the two first elements on the basis of early forms.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press