Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsO'Stokes
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.