Stoker Family History

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Stoker Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from any of the numerous places called Stoke. Dutch: occupational name for a stoker, Middle Dutch stokere, or from the same word in the sense ‘fire raiser’, ‘arsonist’. Scottish: occupational name for a trumpeter, Gaelic stocaire, an agent derivative of stoc ‘Gaelic trumpet’. The name is borne by a sept of the McFarlanes.

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

Similar surnames: Storer, Stoke, Staker, Stocker, Stoner, Stone, Stokey, Stuber, Tozer

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Stoker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stoker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stoker. 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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Stoker Family Origin

Where is the Stoker family from?

Stoker Family Occupations

What did your Stoker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stoker. A less common occupation for the Stoker family was Farm Laborer. The most common Stoker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Stoker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Stoker Historical Records

What Stoker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Stoker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stoker 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Stoker. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Stoker. For the veterans among your Stoker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stoker Life Expectancy

What is the average Stoker lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Stoker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Stoker in 1948 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stoker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stoker 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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