Tooher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.  Occasionally, the name Tooher was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.
Early Origins of the Tooher family
The surname Tooher was first found in Devon. "Tucker is a very characteristic west of England name. Its great home is in Devonshire, and it is especially numerous in the Barnstaple district. It is also found in numbers in Somerset, and occurs too, but much less frequently, in Cornwall, Dorset, Hants, and Wilts. Tucker was the west of England name for a fuller. " 
As to agree with aforementioned, another source notes: "Tucker is still a great West country surname, being very strongly represented in Devon, Wiltshire, and Dorset. " 
The earliest record found for the family was Roger le Tukere, who was listed in the Hundredorum, Rolls for Dorset in 1273. 
Early History of the Tooher family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tooher research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1558, 1621, 1557, 1558, 1590, 1601, 1565, 1623, 1601, 1614, 1592, 1664, 1654, 1664, 1625, 1676 and 1664 are included under the topic Early Tooher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
Early Notables of the Tooher family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include William Tucker or Tooker (1558?-1621), English divine, born at Exeter in 1557 or 1558, the third son of William Tooker of that town. In 1590 he became rector of Clovelly in Devonshire, but resigned the charge in 1601. 
Giles Tooker (c 1565-1623), was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons...
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Migration of the Tooher family to Ireland
Some of the Tooher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tooher migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Tooher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Denis Tooher, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
- Thomas Tooher, aged 30, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
- Elizabeth Tooher, aged 17, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
Tooher migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Tooher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Tooher, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
- Catherine Tooher, aged 24, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
- Luke Tooher, aged 2, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
- William Tooher, aged 2 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
- Margaret Tooher, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
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Related Stories +
- ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print