× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016

Origins Available: English, German, Irish


The Tucker surname is derived from the Gaelic O Tuathair or O Tuachair meaning "people dear." According to Woulfe, this was the name of two distinct septs, one of the Ely-O'Carroll territory of north Tipperary and South Offaly, and the other of north Connacht. Both of these septs have had their names Anglicized to several similar variations of Tucker over the years.

Tucker Early Origins



The surname Tucker was first found in Tipperary, Offaly and Ulster. One of the ancient septs of this name was mentioned in the Annals in Ulster as early as 1126; thus pre-dating the Anglo-Normans.

Close

Tucker Spelling Variations


Expand

Tucker Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Toher, Togher, Tougher, Taugher, Toukere, Togher, Taugher, Tucker, Tooker, ó Tuachair and many more.

Close

Tucker Early History


Expand

Tucker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tucker research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1659 is included under the topic Early Tucker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Tucker Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Tucker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tucker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tucker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Tucker explored the rivers of Maine in 1602
  • Daniel Tucker settled in Virginia in 1607
  • Daniel Tucker, who landed in Virginia in 1608
  • William Tucker settled in Virginia in 1610
  • William Tucker settled in Maine in 1621
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tucker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Tucker, who arrived in Carolina in 1724
  • Charlotte Tucker, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Tucker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Tucker, aged 37, landed in Alexandria, Va in 1801
  • Sally E Tucker, aged 10, landed in Alexandria, Va in 1801
  • Maria D Tucker, aged 12, arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1801
  • James Henry Tucker, aged 21, arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1801
  • Richard Tucker, who arrived in America in 1807
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tucker Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • John and Richard Tucker, from Teignmouth in Devon, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1676 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Tucker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Freelove Tucker, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Henry Tucker, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Solomon Tucker, who arrived in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. James Tucker U.E. who settled in Bell Vue, Beaver Harbor, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Solomon Tucker U.E. born in Stamford, Connecticut, USA who settled in Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1783 passenger aboard the Union Transport, was a Weaver [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tucker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Timothy Tucker, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Tucker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Tucker, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Agamemnon" on April 22, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  • James Tucker, a tyler, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Benjamin Tucker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • Keziah Jane Tucker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • Benjamin Frederick Tucker arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tucker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Josias Tucker, aged 36, a blacksmith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • William H. Tucker, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Eliza Ann Tucker, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Samuel J. Tucker, aged 3, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • Josias Tucker, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburgh" in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Tucker (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Tucker (post 1700)



  • Jerry Tucker (1925-2016), born Jerome Harold Schatz, an American child actor, best known for his role as the "rich kid" in the Our Gang
  • Larry Alan Tucker (1935-2016), American politician, President of the Senate of West Virginia in 1989
  • William H. Tucker, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Toledo, Ohio, 1898-1915
  • William Tucker, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1932
  • William Tucker, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Griswold, 1831-32
  • Wesley G. Tucker, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Durham; Elected 1914
  • Willard D. Tucker, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 19th District, 1902
  • Wayne Thomas Tucker, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chula Vista, California, 1994
  • Wanda Tucker, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1952
  • Walter Rayford III Tucker (b. 1957), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Compton, California, 1991-92; U.S. Representative from California 37th District, 1993-95
  • ... (Another 151 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Tucker Historic Events


Expand

Tucker Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Thomas N Tucker (b. 1961), American Private from Goldon, Colorado, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Walter  Tucker (1894-1917), Canadian Horseman aboard the SS Curaca from Montreal, Quebec, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Leslie Tucker (b. 1913), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Penge, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Reginald John Tucker, British Able Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Mervyn Richard Tucker, British Leading Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales May 1941 and died at the battle of Denmark Strait, before the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. James Tucker, British Petty Officer from Macroom, County Cork, Ireland, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Kenneth Tucker, British Leading Cook, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Sidney Victor Tucker, British Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Ernest John Tucker, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. William Henry Tucker, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Gerald G Tucker, British Boy, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • ... (Another 1 entries are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Albert Tucker, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Gilbert Milligan Tucker Jr., aged 31, American First Class passenger from Albany, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 7

Close

Suggested Readings for the name Tucker


Expand

Suggested Readings for the name Tucker



  • Descendants of Arthur Massey, Cheraws District, South Carolina, 1769, with Allied Lines of Thurman and Tucker by Carmae Massey Smith.
  • The Descendants of William Tucker of Throwleigh, Devon by Robert Dennard Tucker.
  • Genealogy & Ancestry of Descendants of Tom & Martha Clark: also the Families of Young, Tucker & Stalnaker by W.S. Ross.

Close

Tucker Family Crest Products


Expand

Tucker Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Agamemnon voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1820 with 179 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agamemnon/1820
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  11. ...

The Tucker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tucker 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.

This page was last modified on 24 November 2016 at 11:09.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest