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Stoke Family History

Stoke Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from any of numerous places in England named with Middle English stoke (Old English stoc). The exact sense of the word is not clear but it seems to have originally meant ‘place’ and was chiefly used for settlements dependent on a nearby estate center. Compare Stoker . variant of Stock .

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

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

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Where is the Stoke family from?

You can see how Stoke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stoke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stoke families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Stoke families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Stoke's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stoke families in 1840.
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What did your Stoke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stoke. 23% of Stoke men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Stoke women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stoke were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Teacher
  • New Worker
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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