Tucher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancient roots of the Tucher family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Tucher surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Nuremberg.
Early Origins of the Tucher family
The surname Tucher was first found in Nuremberg, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Founded in 1050, Nuremberg was one of the main cities of Franconia, before its annexation by Bavaria in 1806. It became a major center of exchange for goods coming south from the Baltic ports, and products moving north from the Mediterranean. Frederick II named Nuremberg a Free Imperial City in the 13th century, and during this period of economic prosperity it became a center of the Arts. It was the birthplace of the poet Hans Sachs and the painter Albrecht Duerer.
Early History of the Tucher family
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Tucher Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Tucher include Tucher, Tuchert, Tucherer, Tuecher, Tuecherer, Tuchner, Tuche, Tueche, Tuocher and many more.
Early Notables of the Tucher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tucher family
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Tucher surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Gottlieb Tuche, who came to Philadelphia in 1754. Jacob Tuchner arrived in Philadelphia in 1843.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Sincere et constanter
Motto Translation: Sincerely and steadfastly.