Origins Available: English
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
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
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Taugher family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taugher research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1565, 1623, 1601, 1614, 1592, 1664, 1654, 1664, 1625 and 1676 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 Admiral Thomas Tucker; Giles Tooker (c 1565-1623), an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1614; Edward Tooker (c.
1592-1664), an... Another 35 words (2 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 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Taugher family to the New World and Oceana
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 emigrated to the United States from Ballina, in 1903
- Patrick Taugher, aged 50, who emigrated to Southadley Falls, America, in 1911
- John L. Taugher, aged 47, who settled in N Y City, in 1922
- John Taugher, aged 49, who emigrated 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 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- William J. Taugher (1906-1943), Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played from 1925 until 1936