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Subject: Re: Found a surname in the family tree...
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: November 7, 2004 at 5:02:43 PM
Reply to: Found a surname in the family tree... by Anthony
Not French, Dockwra is an English place-name, Dockwra in Cumbria. It means a secluded spot where dock (the weed) grows.
Quarton is a variant of Wharton, also an English pn., I forget where (Lancashire?), and I've forgotten the meaning, though -ton denotes a farm.
Gate, also English, though there might be Irish bearers. It means what it says.
Ackerman, acker (acre) an old word for a field. The name denotes a farmer.
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