Looker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Looker family
The surname Looker was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when John Luker of Exmoor held estates.
Early History of the Looker family
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Looker Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Luker, Lukar, Looker, Lookar and others.
Early Notables of the Looker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Looker family to Ireland
Some of the Looker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 86 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Looker migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Looker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Joan Looker, aged 20, who landed in Virginia in 1635 
- Henry Looker, who arrived in New England in 1643 
- John Looker, who arrived in New England in 1646 
- Xpian Looker, who landed in Virginia in 1656 
Looker migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Looker Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mr. Edward Looker, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Eliza" on 2nd February 1831, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) 
- Mr. William Looker, Sr., English convict who was convicted in Berkshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Captain Cook" on 2nd May 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Mr. William Looker, Jr., English convict who was convicted in Berkshire, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Captain Cook" on 2nd May 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
Contemporary Notables of the name Looker (post 1700) +
- Charlie Looker, American New York City based musician
- Dane Alan Looker (b. 1976), former American football wide receiver and current member of the Puyallup, Washington school board
- Othneil Looker (1757-1845), American politician, Member of Ohio State House of Representatives, 1807-10; Member of Ohio State Senate from Hamilton County, 1810-12; Governor of Ohio, 1814; Defeated, 1814 
- David Looker (1913-1995), British two-time gold medalist bobsledder at the 1937 and 1938 World Championships
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th February 2022). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/eliza
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/captain-cook
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html