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Both typically Sardinian, Stocchino, the most widespread, has a strain in Cagliari in Quartu Sant'Elena, Dolianova and Cagliari, and one in Ogliastra in Arzana, Lanusei and Tortolì, Stochino is also of Ogliastra in Nuorese, Arzana, Ilbono and Tortolì area, They should derive from a nickname originated from the Sardinian term stochínu (fragile, shabby, ill-health), probably to identify in the ancestor a person with these characteristics. Integrations provided by Giuseppe Concas STOCCHINO; STOCHINO: derives from STOCCU = Stocco (Italian). Stocchino = Small Stoccus, dagger. The surname is spread almost equally in the two variants, with an A or two "C". We did not find it in the ancient maps of the Sardinian language and history that we consulted. The recent history recalls Samuel Stochino (Arzana-1985-1927). A real "literature" was born on his figure in Sardinia. From war hero to fugitive: This is the inexorable parable of Samuel Stochino, passed to history as