The name Dooks comes from a name for a person who behaved in a regal or noble manner, like a Duke.
The surname Dooks is derived from the various Old English words duc, duk, duke, douc,
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 Dooks family
The surname Dooks was first found in 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 Dooks family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dooks research.Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1604, 1671, 1640, 1632, 1705, 1679, 1658, 1711, 1563, 1590 and are included under the topic Early Dooks History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dooks Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Dooks include Duke, Dukes, Dook, Dooke, Dooks, Dookes and others.
Early Notables of the Dooks 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; Richard Duke (1658-1711), an... Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dooks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dooks family to Ireland
Some of the Dooks family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dooks family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Dooks Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Ann, John and Sarah Dooks, who sailed to Nova Scotia in 1774
- Ann Dooks, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
- John Dooks, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
- Sarah Dooks, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
Contemporary Notables of the name Dooks (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Dooks family
- Mr. Willoughby W. Dooks (1872-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion CITATION[CLOSE]
Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance