When Robert William Stock was born in 1827, in Ramsgate, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Stock, was 21 and his mother, Mary Sudds, was 21. He married Elizabeth Goldsmith on 18 November 1852, in Ramsgate St George, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in February 1888, in Thanet, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 61.
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.