Dockstader Family History
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Dockstader Name Meaning
German: topographic name for someone who lived by a landing, from Middle German docke ‘dock’ + stade ‘embankment’, ‘shore’, + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. In some cases, it may have been an occupational name for a docker, since stade also denoted a granary or warehouse.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Stader, Hochstatter, Doster, Poster, Locker, Dokter, Stockslager