Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name 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 Tucky was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.
Early Origins of the Tucky family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Tucky family
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Tucky Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Tucky include Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.
Early Notables of the Tucky 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 Tucky family to Ireland
Some of the Tucky family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tucky family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tucky Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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