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Stock Name Meaning

English: probably for the most part a topographic name for someone who lived near the trunk or stump of a large tree, Middle English stocke (Old English stocc). In some cases the reference may be to a primitive foot-bridge over a stream consisting of a felled tree trunk. Some early examples without prepositions may point to a nickname for a stout, stocky man or a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of punishment stocks. German: from Middle German stoc ‘tree’, ‘tree stump’, hence a topographic name equivalent to 1, but sometimes also a nickname for an impolite or obstinate person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Stock ‘stick’, ‘pole’.

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

Similar surnames: Stork, Tock, Rock, Stoop, Shock, Smock, Stuck, Sock, Slack, Steck

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Where is the Stock family from?

You can see how Stock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stock families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 218 Stock families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Stock's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stock families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stock ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Stock. 34% of Stock men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Stock women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stock were Laborer and Saleswoman.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Folding
  • Saleswoman
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Census Records

There are 164,000 census records available for the last name Stock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stock 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Stock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Stock. For the veterans among your Stock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stock lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Stock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Stock in 1944 was 28, and 76 in 2004.

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