Dock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dock family

The surname Dock was first found in Staffordshire at Doxey, a village and civil parish that dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Dochesig, land held by the Bishop of Chester. At that time it was part of Seighford and had land enough for three ploughs. [1]

Doxey Pool is a small pool of water and legend claims it is inhabited by a mermaid called Jenny Greenteeth who apparently fell in the pool on a foggy day and since then she has been enticing victims to their watery grave in the pool. One of the first listings of the name was in the year 1210 when Hugh de Dockesey held estates in that shire. [2]

Early History of the Dock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dock research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dock Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dox, Docks, Doxey, Docksey, Docksie, Dorksey and many more.

Early Notables of the Dock family (pre 1700)

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United States Dock migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Maria Elisabeth Dock, who landed in America in 1720 [3]
  • Johann Adam Dock, who arrived in America in 1741 [3]
  • Joh Adam Dock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [3]
  • Baltzer Dock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [3]
  • Hans Michael Dock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Dock Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • W Dock, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dock (post 1700) +

  • Lavinia L. Dock, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928 [4]


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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