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Early Origins of the Dockree family

The surname Dockree 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 Dockree family

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Dockree Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dockree 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 Dockree 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.

  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 on Facebook