Theaker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Theaker family

The surname Theaker was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat. 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 year 1199 when Walter Theaker held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Theaker family

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Theaker Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Thicker, Theaker, Thacker, Thaker, Thecker, Thick, Thicke, Thike, Thicks, Thake, Thackway and many more.

Early Notables of the Theaker family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Theaker migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Theaker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Theaker, (b. 1837), aged 22, British FARM LABOURER travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Regina" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th December 1859 [1]
  • Sarah Theaker, aged 23, a housemaid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Theaker (post 1700) +

  • Thomas Clarke Theaker (1812-1883), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Ohio 17th District, 1859-61; Defeated, 1860; Commissioner, U.S. Patent Office, 1865-68 [2]


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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