Stoke Family History

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Stoke Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England named from Middle English stoke. The exact sense in individual cases is not clear; it seems to have meant originally merely ‘place’, and to have been used mainly for an outlying hamlet or dependent settlement.

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

Similar surnames: Stowe, Stoker, Stone, Stokey, Sole, Storer, Stokoe, Stokke, Score

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Stoke Family Origin

Where is the Stoke family from?

Stoke Family Occupations

What did your Stoke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stoke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Stoke's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stoke. A less common occupation for the Stoke family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Grocer


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

Stoke Historical Records

What Stoke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Stoke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stoke 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 Stoke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Stoke. For the veterans among your Stoke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stoke Life Expectancy

What is the average Stoke lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Stoke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Stoke in 1963 was 73, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stoke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stoke 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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