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. 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.
Early Origins of the Tocker family
The surname Tocker was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Tocker family
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.
Tocker Spelling Variations
Tocker has been spelled many different ways. 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. Many variations of the name Tocker have been found, including Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.
Early Notables of the Tocker 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 Tocker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tocker family to 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.
Migration of the Tocker family to the New World and Oceana
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, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
- Ellen Tocker, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
Contemporary Notables of the name Tocker (post 1700)
- Nion Tocker (1885-1950), American gold medalist bobsledder from Sacramento, California at the 1928 Winter Olympics
- Paul H. Tocker, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1978 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Mahinārangi Tocker (1955-2008), New Zealand singer-songwriter who wrote more than 600 songs in a 25-year career
- Annie Constance Tocker (1889-1980), New Zealand librarian, Methodist deaconess, nurse and child welfare officer from Greytown, Wairarapa