The name Thaker comes from one of the family having worked as a person who worked as the thatcher.
This surname was a derivative of the Old English word paeccan
which literally meant to cover.
The meaning later changed and referred to the task of thatching roofs.
Early Origins of the Thaker family
The surname Thaker was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Thaker family
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Thaker Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Thaker have been found, including: Thatcher, Thacker, Thaxter and others.
Early Notables of the Thaker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thaker family to Ireland
Some of the Thaker family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Thaker family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Thaker, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Francis Thatcher, who settled in Barbados in 1678 with his wife Mary and son Samuel; Joe and Mary Thatcher, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Sylvester Thatcher, who settled in Virginia in 1635.