Dockeray History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dockeray family

The surname Dockeray was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border.

The name was first recorded in Dockwray, a hamlet in Matterdale in Cumberland. John de Dockwra was recorded with estates in 1332. In 1467 Robert Dockra succeeded to the estates. Isabel Dockray was listed in 1560. [1]

Early History of the Dockeray family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dockeray research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1623, 1527, 1635, 1716, 1680, 1560, 1631, 1568 and 1584 are included under the topic Early Dockeray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dockeray Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dockwra, Dockwray, Dockray, Dockeray, Dockery, Dockree, Docwra, Dockreay and many more.

Early Notables of the Dockeray family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Thomas Docwra, (d. 1527) Grand Prior of Clerkenwell Priory, where he is buried. "He was descended from an old Westmoreland family, the Docwras of Docwra Hall in Kendal; but he came of a younger branch which had been for some generations settled in Hertfordshire." [2] William Dockwra or Dockwray (c. 1635-1716), was an English merchant who co-founded the first Penny Post in...
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Migration of the Dockeray family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.


Contemporary Notables of the name Dockeray (post 1700) +

  • George A. Dockeray, American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 17th District, 1916 [3]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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