Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a person who behaved in a regal or noble manner, like a Duke. The surname Dook is derived from the various Old English words duc, duk, duke, douc, and doke, which all came from the Old French word duc. This ultimately came from the Latin word dux, which means leader, and is a derivative of the verb ducere, which means to lead. Undoubtedly, this was often a nickname, since many captains or leaders of military forces were titled landholders who would have derived their surnames from their estates. Nevertheless, it may have also been applied as an occupational name to a military leader or to someone employed in a ducal household.
Early Origins of the Dook family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Dook family
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Dook Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Dook has been recorded under many different variations, including Duke, Dukes, Dook, Dooke, Dooks, Dookes and others.
Early Notables of the Dook family (pre 1700)
Baronet (c.1604-1671), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons of England in 1640; and his son, Sir John Duke, 2nd Baronet (1632-1705), an English politician, Member of Parliament for Orford in 1679; Richard Duke (1658-1711), an...
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Migration of the Dook family to Ireland
Some of the Dook family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Dook family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Dook or a variant listed above:
Dook Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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