When Niels Juelby Stokholm was born on 12 March 1808, in Nørre Nissum, Bøvling, Denmark, his father, Poul Christian Stokholm, was 32 and his mother, Maren Pedersdatter Støvelbech, was 23. He married Karen Marie Breinholt on 8 January 1836, in Ovtrup, Morsø Sønder, Thisted, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Redsted, Morsø Sønder, Thisted, Denmark in 1834. He died on 8 April 1890, in Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark, at the age of 82, and was buried in Vestervig, Refs, Thisted, Denmark.
Americanized form of Danish Stokholm: habitational name from a place or farm so named, a compound of stok ‘beam, log’ and holm ‘islet’, denoting an islet with trees or referring to the oblong size of an islet.
Americanized form of Norwegian Stokholm: habitational name from a farm named after Stockholm in Sweden and also from an altered form of the farm name Skotholmen in Hordaland, from skot (related to skyta ‘shoot’, denoting a land formation that juts out) + holme ‘islet’.