Dox History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Dox family

The surname Dox 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. [1]

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. [2]

Important Dates for the Dox family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dox research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Dox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dox Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dox, Docks, Doxey, Docksey, Docksie, Dorksey and many more.

Early Notables of the Dox family (pre 1700)

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Dox migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dox Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ann Dox, who arrived in Maryland in 1634 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dox (post 1700)

  • Peter P. Dox, American politician, Postmaster at Albany, New York, 1814-15 [4]
  • Peter Myndert Dox (1813-1891), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1842; County Judge in New York, 1855-56; U.S. Representative from Alabama 5th District, 1869-73 [4]
  • Peter Dox, American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County, 1850 [4]
  • Myndert M. Dox, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Seneca County, 1817-18 [4]
  • John N. Dox, American politician, Delegate to Whig National Convention from New York, 1839 [4]
  • John L. Dox, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County 1st District, 1850 [4]
  • Hatley N. Dox, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Yates County, 1848 [4]
  • Garret L. Dox, American politician, Postmaster at Albany, New York, 1816; New York State Treasurer, 1817-21; Appointed 1817 [4]
  • Edward A. Dox, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Schoharie County, 1913-16; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924 [4]
  • Abraham Dox, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1812-13 [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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