This is an English locational surname from a village called Stickford in Lincolnshire. Stickford is associated with Stickney village. This is because of an unusual land formation where Stickney lies on an island between two streams and originally Stickford, some two miles away, provided the way off the island. The prefix word "stick" is from the Olde English pre 7th century sticca, and descriptive of the island which is long and narrow, whilst Stickford means literally the shallow river crossing of Stick island.Locational surnames are "from" names, and that is certainly the case here. These were names given to people after they left their original homes to move somewhere else, as easy identification. Many places were lonely in olden times, but Stickford and especially Stickney may have been even more remote than usual. Certainly by Elizabethan times roughly 1550 to 1600 nameholders were already far away and in London. These early recordings include Mary Stickford who was christened at St Giles Cripplegate on September 11th 1631, and Easther Stickford or Stuckford, who married William Fletcher at St James Westminster, on November 14th 1814
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