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Stock Surname Meaning

English: from Middle English stok(ke) stock(e) ‘tree trunk tree stump’ (Old English stocc). In some cases the reference may be to a primitive footbridge over a stream consisting of a felled tree trunk. The surname may be topographic for someone who lived by a tree stump or footbridge or habitational from a place so named such as Stock Green and Stock Wood in Inkberrow (Worcestershire) or Stokke in Great Bedwyn (Wiltshire). Compare Stocker . English: variant of Stoke . German and Dutch: from Middle German stoc ‘tree tree stump’ hence a topographic name equivalent to 1 above but sometimes also a nickname for an impolite or obstinate person. German: habitational name from any of various places so named. Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian Croatian and Czech Štok: nickname of German origin (see 3 above) meaning ‘stump (used as a chopping block)’. As a Slovenian surname it may also be a nickname based on dialect štok ‘corncob’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Stock ‘stick pole’.

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

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 United Kingdom 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.
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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 Canada 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
  • Stenographer
  • 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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