Found a surname in the family tree...
It was recorded as Dockwra.

I am thinking it might be a french name but spelt in English how it is pronounced.

Any ideas how might it be spelt in French and what is could possible mean.

A couple of other names I wouldnt mind finding the means of are: Quarton, Gate (its an Irish surname), and Ackerman.
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Sorry, Andy, I didn't see that you'd already explained Ackerman.
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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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DOCKWRA; the Cumbrian place-name is now Dockray, though it was spelt Docwra in the 12th century.
QUARTON/WHARTON: the place I was thinking of is in Westmoreland, not Lancashire. It was recorded as Querton in 1292, when a Gilbert de Querton lived there. There are other places in England called Wharton.
Never rely on your memory when the written sources are available - a lesson I might learn one day.
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AckermanACKERMAN(N) means "farmer" in German ("field man").

Adny ;—)
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