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The name Docker comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a trapper of small game; it literally means "cut the hare's tail," from the Old English words dokc, which meant "cut off," and hare, a word that has not changed meaning.

Docker Early Origins



The surname Docker was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Docker Spelling Variations


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Docker Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Docker has undergone many spelling variations, including Docker, Dockwra, Dockray, Dockwray, Dockrell and many more.

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Docker Early History


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Docker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Docker research. Another 268 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Docker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Docker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Docker Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Docker In Ireland


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Docker In Ireland



Some of the Docker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words (8 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Docker were among those contributors:

Docker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Docker who settled in Virginia in 1623
  • John Docker, who landed in Virginia in 1623

Docker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gert Docker, who arrived in America in 1844
  • Harry, James, and William Docker, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1850 and 1870
  • George Docker, who arrived in Arkansas in 1893

Docker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Docker, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Contemporary Notables of the name Docker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Docker (post 1700)



  • Daniel Docker, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State Senate 20th District, 2010
  • Sir Bernard Docker, the Managing Director of BSA from early in WWII, and married Lady Norah Collins in 1949

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Semper eadem
Motto Translation: Always the same.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Docker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Docker 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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