Tuckwell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tuckwell family

The surname Tuckwell was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and believed to be descended from Hugh, a Norman knight, who held from the Norman Baron, Roger Arundel, the lands of Tocheswelle-Willa, an ancient farm and village which became known as Tuxwell.

Early History of the Tuckwell family

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Tuckwell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tugwell, Tuckwell, Tuckswell and others.

Early Notables of the Tuckwell family (pre 1700)

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United States Tuckwell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tuckwell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jo Tuckwell, who settled in Georgia in 1735
  • John Tuckwell, who landed in Georgia in 1735 [1]

Australia Tuckwell migration to Australia +

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

Tuckwell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Tuckwell, English convict who was convicted in London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Canton" on 20th September 1839, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Mr. James Tuckwell, (Cullen), English convict who was convicted in Kent, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Blundell" on 13th March 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

New Zealand Tuckwell 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:

Tuckwell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Tuckwell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Sarah Tuckwell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Richard Tuckwell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855

Contemporary Notables of the name Tuckwell (post 1700) +

  • William Tuckwell (1829-1919), English clergyman well-known on political platforms for his experiments in allotments
  • Graham Tuckwell, Australian businessman and philanthropist who now lives in Jersey
  • Jim Tuckwell (1927-1984), Australian rules footballer who played with Geelong (1949-1952)
  • Bertie Joseph Tuckwell (1882-1943), Australian cricketer who played three first-class cricket matches for Victoria in 1903
  • Patricia Elizabeth Tuckwell (b. 1926), birth name of Patricia "Bambi" Lascelles, Dowager Countess of Harewood, an Australian violinist and former fashion model
  • Gertrude Mary Tuckwell CH (1861-1951), British trade unionist, social worker, author and magistrate
  • Stephen John Tuckwell GC (1897-1966), British soldier awarded the George Cross for his "great gallantry and undaunted devotion to duty" in bomb disposal work
  • Barry Emmanuel Tuckwell AC, OBE (b. 1931), Australian conductor and Horn Soloist


  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/canton
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blundell


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