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Where did the English Tuker family come from? What is the English Tuker family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tuker family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tuker family history?The many generations and branches of the Tuker family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a fuller, whose job it was to scour and thicken raw cloth by beating it and trampling it in water having derived from the Old English word tucian, which originally meant to torment and later gained the meaning to tuck or to full. Occasionally, the name Tuker was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Tuker were recorded, including Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tuker research. Another 243 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1565, 1623, 1601, 1614, 1592, 1664, 1654, 1664, 1st , 1625 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Tuker History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 125 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tuker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Tuker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Tuker family emigrate to North America:
Tuker Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Tuker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tuker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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