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The Tocker family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as 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. [1]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 Tocker was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.

Tocker Early Origins



The surname Tocker was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Tocker Spelling Variations


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Tocker Spelling Variations



Tocker has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.

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Tocker Early History


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Tocker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tocker 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 Tocker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tocker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tocker Early Notables (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 Tocker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tocker In Ireland


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Tocker In Ireland



Some of the Tocker 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tocker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Tocker, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
  • Ellen Tocker, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tocker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tocker (post 1700)



  • Paul H. Tocker, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1978

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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The Tocker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tocker Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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