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Stokes Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Normandy--located in France today--but populated by the Normans that were of Viking descent. Joining with "William The Conqueror"--King William I of England--in the Battle of Hastings in 1066, their assistance in securing the victory was rewarded by the King with numerous land grants and positions of honor within the kingdom. Stokes' would become associated with England and the British Isles along with Ireland once they arrived there in 1066.

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The meaning of Stokes come may come from a trade, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based family names can be a profession in some other language. For this reason it is good to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many western names like Stokes originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, etc. Commonly these surnames are shortened versions of a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

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