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The name Tooker finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one 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. [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 Tooker was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.

Tooker Early Origins



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

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Tooker Spelling Variations


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Tooker Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Tooker has been recorded under many different variations, including Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.

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Tooker Early History


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Tooker Early History



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

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Tooker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Tooker In Ireland


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Tooker In Ireland



Some of the Tooker 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Tooker or a variant listed above:

Tooker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Tooker, who arrived in Virginia in 1737

Tooker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. M. Tooker, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Emily M. Tooker, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1893
  • Gabriel M. Tooker, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1895

Tooker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Margaret Tooker, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Gertrude H. Tooker, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Frank Tooker, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • Gertrude Tooker, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Anne Crawley Tooker, aged 40, who landed in America from London, England, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tooker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tooker (post 1700)



  • Gary L. Tooker, American CEO of Motorola (1993 to 1995)
  • George Clair Tooker Jr. (1920-2011), American figurative painter, one of nine recipients of the National Medal of Arts in 2007
  • Edward Whalley- Tooker (1863-1940), English cricketer

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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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Tooker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tooker 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.

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