The history of the name Tockker dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who 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 Tockker was a nickname
surname given to a courageous person.
Early Origins of the Tockker family
The surname Tockker was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Tockker family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tockker 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 Tockker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tockker Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Tockker has undergone many spelling variations
, including Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.
Early Notables of the Tockker 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 Tockker Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tockker family to Ireland
Some of the Tockker family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tockker family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Tockker were among those contributors: John and Richard Tucker who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1676; they were from Teignmouth in Devon
, along with many more settlers in Newfoundland.