Dockstader History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dockstader family

The surname Dockstader 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]

Early History of the Dockstader family

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

Dockstader Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Dockstader family (pre 1700)

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United States Dockstader migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dockstader Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cornelius Dockstader, who landed in New York in 1807 [3]
  • Peter Dockstader, who landed in New York in 1807 [3]

Canada Dockstader migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dockstader Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Lt. Frederick Dockstader U.E., "Dochstader" who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 [4]
  • Mr. George Adam Dockstader U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]
  • Mr. George Adam Docksteader Sr., U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [4]
  • Mr. Samuel Dodge U.E. who settled in Charlotee County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dockstader (post 1700) +

  • Tod Dockstader (1932-2015), American composer of electronic music
  • Nicholas Dockstader (1802-1871), American businessman and politician, 3rd Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio in 1840
  • Lew Dockstader (1856-1924), born George Alfred Clapp, an American singer, comedian, and vaudeville star
  • Don Dockstader (b. 1958), American politician, Member of the Wyoming Senate (2009-)


  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)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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