Stock Family History
Stock Name 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press