Early Origins of the Dorksay family
The surname Dorksay 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Dorksay family
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Dorksay Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Dox, Docks, Doxey, Docksey, Docksie, Dorksey and many more.
Early Notables of the Dorksay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dorksay family to Ireland
Some of the Dorksay family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Dorksay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.