Taugher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Taugher has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was 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. [1] Occasionally, the name Taugher was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.

Early Origins of the Taugher family

The surname Taugher was first found in Devon. "Tucker is a very characteristic west of England name. Its great home is in Devonshire, and it is especially numerous in the Barnstaple district. It is also found in numbers in Somerset, and occurs too, but much less frequently, in Cornwall, Dorset, Hants, and Wilts. Tucker was the west of England name for a fuller. " [2]

As to agree with aforementioned, another source notes: "Tucker is still a great West country surname, being very strongly represented in Devon, Wiltshire, and Dorset. " [3]

The earliest record found for the family was Roger le Tukere, who was listed in the Hundredorum, Rolls for Dorset in 1273. [3]

Important Dates for the Taugher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taugher research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1558, 1621, 1557, 1558, 1590, 1601, 1565, 1623, 1601, 1614, 1592, 1664, 1654, 1664, 1625, 1676 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Taugher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Taugher Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Taugher has been spelled many different ways, including Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.

Early Notables of the Taugher family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include William Tucker or Tooker (1558?-1621), English divine, born at Exeter in 1557 or 1558, the third son of William Tooker of that town. In 1590 he became rector of Clovelly in Devonshire, but resigned the charge in 1601. [4] Giles Tooker (c 1565-1623), was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons...
Another 62 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Taugher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Taugher family to Ireland

Some of the Taugher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Taugher migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Taughers to arrive in North America:

Taugher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Taugher, who was naturalized in New York city in 1865
  • Carmela Taugher, aged 3, who landed in America from Bella, in 1898
Taugher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Catherine Taugher, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States from Ballina, in 1903
  • Patrick Taugher, aged 50, who immigrated to Southadley Falls, America, in 1911
  • John L. Taugher, aged 47, who settled in N Y City, in 1922
  • John Taugher, aged 49, who immigrated to New York, N.Y., in 1923

Contemporary Notables of the name Taugher (post 1700)

  • Claude Buckley "Biff" Taugher (1895-1963), American soldier, National Football League for the Green Bay Packers in 1922, recipient of the Navy Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross
  • Robert Taugher, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980 [5]
  • William J. Taugher (1906-1943), Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played from 1925 until 1936

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  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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