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Dockery Surname Meaning

English: variant of Dockray a habitational name from any of several places in Cumbria called Dockray from Middle English dokke (Old English docce) ‘docks or sorrel’ + Middle English wra (Old Norse vrá) ‘nook’ meaning ‘nook where dock grows’. Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dochraidh ‘descendant of Dochradh’ a personal name that is a variant of Dochartach (see Doherty ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dicker, Rocker, Cocker, Corkery, Locker, Wicker, Deckert, Ocker

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Where is the Dockery family from?

You can see how Dockery families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dockery family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dockery families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 45 Dockery families living in London. This was about 31% of all the recorded Dockery's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dockery families in 1891.
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What did your Dockery ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Dockery. 50% of Dockery men worked as a General Labourer and 79% of Dockery women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dockery were Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duti. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    50%
  • Gardener
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    79%
  • Household Duties
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti
    6%
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Dockery. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dockery census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dockery. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Dockery. For the veterans among your Dockery ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dockery lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dockery life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Dockery in 1948 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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