Origins Available: English, Irish
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. 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.
Early Origins of the Tooker family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Tooker family
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Tooker Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Tooker family (pre 1700)
(c. 1592-1664), an...
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Migration of the Tooker family to Ireland
Some of the Tooker family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tooker family to the New World and Oceana
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
Tooker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Tooker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Tooker (post 1700)
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