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Tooker History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Irish


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.

Early Origins of the Tooker family


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

Early History of the Tooker family


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.

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.

Early Notables of the Tooker family (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...
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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.
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.

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

  • Henry Tooker, who arrived in Virginia in 1737 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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.)

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


  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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