Docks History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Docks family

The surname Docks 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]

Important Dates for the Docks family

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

Docks Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Docks family (pre 1700)

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

Docks migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Docks Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Robert Docks, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750

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Citations

  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)
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