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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Tuke family, who lived in Kent. Their name, however, is a reference to Touques, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Tuke Early Origins



The surname Tuke was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from early times after the Norman Conquest in 1066. They were descended from Le Sire de Touques from Pont-le-Eveque where the castle stood. Wace, the historian, mentions the Baron Touque as amongst the Companions of Duke William, at Hastings in 1066. The ancient family of Touque of Godington of Kent claim descent from this Norman Lord. We would be remiss if we did not address the legendary Friar Tuck. Two royal writs in 1417 refer to Robert Stafford, a Sussex chaplain who had assumed the alias of Frere Tuk. Little more is known about him other than this "Friar Tuck" was still at large in 1429.

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Tuke Spelling Variations


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Tuke Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Tuke were recorded, including Tooke, Tocque, Took, Touque, Tuck and others.

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Tuke Early History


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Tuke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tuke research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1130, 1175, 1580, 1657, 1615, 1674, 1663, 1673, 1732 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Tuke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tuke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tuke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Tuke (c.1580-1657), an English clergyman and controversial writer, of royalist views in later life; Sir Samuel Tuke (c.1615-1674), 1st Baronet, English officer in the Royalist army during the English Civil War and a notable playwright, best known...

Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tuke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Tuke arrived in North America very early:

Tuke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Chri Tuke, aged 16, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • Edmond Tuke, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • James Tuke, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Tuke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Tuke, who arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1769

Tuke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Tuke, aged 48, landed in New York in 1812

Tuke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Dianne Tuke, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Diana Tuke arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849

Tuke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. Tuke arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Belle Creole" in 1853
  • John Tuke, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Eliza Tuke, aged 29, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tuke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tuke (post 1700)



  • Dame Margaret Jansen Tuke D.B.E., M.A. (1862-1947), Principal of Bedford College, London University
  • William Tuke (1732-1822), English Quaker philanthropist
  • Samuel Tuke (1784-1857), English psychiatric reformer
  • Henry Scott Tuke (1858-1929), British painter and photographer

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Militia mea multiplex
Motto Translation: My warfare is manifold.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Tuke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tuke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 June 2016 at 18:24.

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