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Stockton Surname Origin
(Locality). A town in Durham, on the Tees, England, from stoke, a place, a settlement, and ton, a town.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Stockton Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Stockton Family History Thought:
'Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to people better than you are.' --John Garland Pollard