Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to 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 Tuckay was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.
Early Origins of the Tuckay family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Tuckay family
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Tuckay Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Tuckay has appeared include Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.
Early Notables of the Tuckay 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 Tuckay family to Ireland
Some of the Tuckay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tuckay family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Tuckay arrived in North America very early: John and Richard Tucker who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1676; they were from Teignmouth in Devon, along with many more settlers in Newfoundland.
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