The name Tukay is 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 Tukay was a nickname
surname given to a courageous person.
Early Origins of the Tukay family
The surname Tukay was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Tukay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tukay research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1741, 1565, 1623, 1601, 1614, 1592, 1664, 1654, 1664, 1625 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Tukay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tukay 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 Tukay include Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.
Early Notables of the Tukay 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... Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tukay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tukay family to Ireland
Some of the Tukay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tukay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Tukay were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.