Tuckfield History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tuckfield family

The surname Tuckfield was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when held lands at Exeter in Devon.

Early History of the Tuckfield family

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Tuckfield Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tuckfield, Tackfield, Tockfield and others.

Early Notables of the Tuckfield family (pre 1700)

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United States Tuckfield migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tuckfield Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William H P Tuckfield, who landed in America in 1801 [1]

Australia Tuckfield migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tuckfield Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Tuckfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]
  • Constance Tuckfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]
  • Joseph Tuckfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]
  • Elizabeth Tuckfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]
  • Eliza Jane Tuckfield, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Tuckfield migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tuckfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Tuckfield, American settler travelling from Honolulu aboard the ship "Dakota" arriving in Port Chalmers, South Island, New Zealand on 10th March 1873 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tuckfield (post 1700) +

  • Sir Roger Tuckfield Goldsworthy CMG, KCMG, (1839-1900), British colonial administrator, President of Nevis from 1876 to 1877


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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