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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Tooher. It was a name given to someone who was 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 Tooher was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.

Tooher Early Origins



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

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Tooher Spelling Variations


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Tooher Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tooher have been found, including Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.

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Tooher Early History


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Tooher Early History



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

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Tooher Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tooher 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 Tooher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tooher In Ireland


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Tooher In Ireland



Some of the Tooher 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:

Tooher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Denis Tooher, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • Thomas Tooher, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
  • Elizabeth Tooher, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

Tooher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Tooher, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Catherine Tooher, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Luke Tooher, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • William Tooher, aged 2 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Margaret Tooher, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

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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. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Tooher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tooher 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.

This page was last modified on 27 August 2015 at 16:42.

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