Dookie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Dookie come from its first bearer, who was a person who behaved in a regal or noble manner, like a Duke. The surname Dookie 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 Dookie family
The surname Dookie was first found in Devon having descended from Osmond le Duc, Alexander and Robert le Duke who were listed in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae 1180-98.  Roger le Duke was Lord Mayor of London from 1227 to 1230.
"Duke was the name of an old influential Sussex family dating back to the reign of Henry VI.. There are also a few of the name in Dorset. Duke is also a widely - spread name amongst the gentry of the south of England, many of the families being connected and bearing the same arms. From the Dukes of Power Hayes and Otterton, Devon, sprang the Dukes of Wiltshire. " 
The Duke baronets are now both extinct but Sir Edward Duke, 1st Baronet (c.1604-1670) was the first Duke of Benhall, Suffolk (1661) and Sir James Duke, 1st Baronet (1792-1873), was Duke of London (1849.)
Early History of the Dookie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dookie research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1604, 1671, 1640, 1632, 1705, 1679, 1563, 1590, 1658, 1711, 1670 and are included under the topic Early Dookie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dookie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Dookie has been spelled many different ways, including Duke, Dukes, Dook, Dooke, Dooks, Dookes and others.
Early Notables of the Dookie family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Edward Duke, 1st 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; and Edmund Duke (1563-1590), English Roman Catholic priest and martyr who was found in the presence of Richard...
Migration of the Dookie family to Ireland
Some of the Dookie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Dookie family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Dookies to arrive in North America: Edward Duke, who sailed to New England in 1634; George Duke, who sailed to Virginia in 1648; Henry Duke, who sailed to Barbados with his wife and servants, in 1680.