Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsO'Stokes
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Contributor Contrib.HistorianMan101 on 12/5/2015
Variant of STOKE and STOHOKEExact origin unknown, but most likely started in the southern region of Ireland in County Kerry or County Cork. Although the name is a Norman-Irish surname it is believed to be native to Ireland, like other Irish-Norman surnames such as Fleming, Walsh, Burke, or Fitzpatrick. Surname meaning unsure and is most likely a collaboration between the Irish Gaelic and Old English language, so it has no definite translations. The surname is also very common in Scotland.