Last name: STOCK

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STOCK : This last name is indexed 201,643 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

STOCK : 1: 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.2: English: variant of Stoke.3: 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.4: German: habitational name from any of various places so named.5: 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’.6: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Stock ‘stick pole’.

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