Origins Available: English, Irish
Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person 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 Togher was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.
Early Origins of the Togher family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Togher family
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Togher Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Togher include Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.
Early Notables of the Togher family (pre 1700)
(c. 1592-1664), an...
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Migration of the Togher family to Ireland
Some of the Togher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Togher family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Togher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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