Origins Available: English, Irish
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for 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 Tougher was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.
Early Origins of the Tougher family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Tougher family
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Tougher Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Tougher have been found, including Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.
Early Notables of the Tougher family (pre 1700)
(c. 1592-1664), an...
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Migration of the Tougher family to Ireland
Some of the Tougher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tougher family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Toughers to arrive on North American shores:
Tougher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Tougher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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