The O tuachair 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 O tuachair over the years.
Early Origins of the O tuachair family
The surname O tuachair was first found in Tipperary
. 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.
Early History of the O tuachair family
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O tuachair Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Toher, Togher, Tougher, Taugher, Toukere, Togher, Taugher, Tucker, Tooker, ó Tuachair and many more.
Early Notables of the O tuachair family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the O tuachair family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Taugher, who was naturalized in New York city in 1865; Patrick Togher, who arrived at Newport, RI in 1811; Philip Tougher, whose death was recorded at Grosse Ile, Quebec in 1847.