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Offline Maryjd2010

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Stockinger Occupation
« on: Monday 13 June 16 16:10 BST (UK) »
Hi. I just wanted to share this as I was completely fuddled with the occupation of a Stockinger. While I have been transcribing some Maidford baptisms I kept coming across the word Stockinger as a occupation of the father. After further research I have found out that a Stockinger is a Knitter, weaver, stocking dealer. Just thought if anyone else came across it and was unsure here is the answer. 😉

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Re: Stockinger Occupation
« Reply #1 on: Monday 13 June 16 16:57 BST (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat
There were two types of Stockinger, (1) hand and (2) machine.
(1) Stockinger was a name for a hand frame work knitter, hand frame worker, hand knitting machine worker, who set up the yarn in a hand frame by inserting bobbins and threading  thread through guide, and operated it by turning a handle or with treadles.
(2)  Stockinger or Sox Hand, was a general term for workers who were engaged on sock knitting frames, e.g. Cotton's patent frame hand, automatic seamless machine hand, XL hand.
"A Dictionary of  Occupational Terms"

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Re: Stockinger Occupation
« Reply #2 on: Monday 13 June 16 22:42 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the full description Stan, worthwhile knowing as I had not come across it before. As it was mid 1700 registers where I had seen this I had no idea about this occupation.  :)

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Re: Stockinger Occupation
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 14 June 16 13:02 BST (UK) »
It does seem an odd job title if you're not used to it, and so I can understand your confusion!

(My ancestors were mostly in the Leic/Notts area and many of them were involved in the "textile industry" of those days so I have stockingers aplenty; and glovers; and hosiery makers; the abbreviation FWK covers all these and more and = Frame work knitters).
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Anywhere and everywhere, also Holiland Holliland Hollyland)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Westmorland, Cheshire/Leicester)