Doxey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Doxey family

The surname Doxey 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]

Early History of the Doxey family

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Doxey Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Doxey family (pre 1700)

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Doxey Ranking

In the United States, the name Doxey is the 16,970th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

United States Doxey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Doxey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ursula Doxey, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [4]
  • Thomas Doxey, who landed in Maryland in 1669 [4]

Australia Doxey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Doxey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Doxey, English convict who was convicted in Stafford, Staffordshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Grey" on 4th October 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Doxey (post 1700) +

  • Ralph H. Doxey (b. 1950), American attorney and Republican politician, Member of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1976-1988)
  • Wall Doxey (1892-1962), American politician, United States Senator from Mississippi (1941-1943)
  • Wall Doxey (1892-1962), American Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from Mississippi 2nd District, 1929-41; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1936, 1940; U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1941-43 [6]
  • Ralph Doxey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Mississippi, 2008 [6]
  • Jo Anne Doxey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008 [6]
  • Harry Doxey, American politician, Farmer-Labor Candidate for Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1934 [6]
  • Charles Taylor Doxey (1841-1898), American Republican politician, Member of Indiana State Senate, 1877; U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1883 [6]

HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Alexander Harold Doxey (1922-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Victoria Park, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [7]

  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)
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  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th August 2021). Retrieved from
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 22) . Retrieved from
  7. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from on Facebook