Origins Available: English, Irish
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
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Taugher family
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Taugher Spelling Variations
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)
(c. 1592-1664), an...
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Migration of the Taugher family to Ireland
Some of the Taugher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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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
Taugher Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Taugher (post 1700)
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