Doecke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Doecke surname comes from the German term for a duck or diving bird (from du(c)ken ‘to dive or duck’). It is thought to have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble the duck, but in some instances may have been an occupational name for someone whose trade involved the handling of ducks.

Early Origins of the Doecke family

The surname Doecke was first found in Westphalia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Doecke family

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Doecke Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ducker, Dücker, Ducher, Duckermann and many more.

Early Notables of the Doecke family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Doecke family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Georg Ducker, who arrived in Georgia between the years 1733-1783; Joh Baltzer Ducker, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1753; Carl S. Ducker, who arrived at the port of Baltimore in 1832.



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