Anglo-Saxon name Tuky comes from when its first bearer worked as 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 Tuky was a nickname surname given to a courageous person.
Early Origins of the Tuky family
Devon where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Tuky family
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Tuky Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Tuky include Tucker, Tooker, Toker, Tokker and others.
Early Notables of the Tuky family (pre 1700)
(c. 1592-1664), an...
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Migration of the Tuky family to Ireland
Some of the Tuky family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tuky family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Tuky or a variant listed above: 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.
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