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The chronicles of the Dock family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Dock family lived in the Kilmadok district of Scotland. The Scottish Dock surname is derived from the Gaelic Mac Gille Doig, which means "son of the servant of St. Cadog." The personal name Cadog was Welsh, and has no connection to the name of the animal.

Dock Early Origins



The surname Dock was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times.

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Dock Spelling Variations


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Dock Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Dock has been written Doig, Dog, Doeg, Doige, Doag, Doak, Doake, Doack and others.

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Dock Early History


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Dock Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dock research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1372, 1491, 1502, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Dock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dock Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dock Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dock In Ireland


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Dock In Ireland



Some of the Dock family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Dock:

Dock Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Maria Elisabeth Dock, who landed in America in 1720
  • Johann Adam Dock, who arrived in America in 1741
  • Joh Adam Dock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741
  • Baltzer Dock, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Hans Michael Dock, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • ... (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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Dock (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dock (post 1700)



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

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Dock Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Dock Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dock Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2015 at 11:00.

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