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Stoker Family History

Stoker Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone who lived at a place called Stoke; see Stoke . English: in northeastern England a variant of Stokoe . English: in southern England especially in Sussex and Surrey a variant of Stocker . Scottish: occupational name for a trumpeter Gaelic stocaire an agent derivative of stoc ‘Gaelic trumpet’. Dutch; North German (also Stöker): occupational name for a stoker Middle Dutch Middle Low German stokere or (rarely) from the same word in the sense ‘fire raiser arsonist’.

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


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

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Where is the Stoker family from?

You can see how Stoker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stoker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stoker families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 12 Stoker families living in Kentucky. This was about 16% of all the recorded Stoker's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Stoker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stoker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stoker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stoker. 22% of Stoker men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Stoker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stoker were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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