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Tucker Family History

Tucker Name Meaning
English (chiefly southwestern England and South Wales): occupational name for a fuller, from an agent derivative of Middle English tuck(en) ‘to full cloth’ (Old English tucian ‘to torment’). This was the term used for the process in the Middle Ages in southwestern England, and the surname is more common there than elsewhere. Compare Fuller and Walker.Americanized form of Jewish To(c)ker (see Tokarz).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear’, ‘beloved’.Possibly also an Americanized form of German Tucher, from an occupational name for a cloth maker or merchant, from an agent derivative of Middle High German tuoch ‘cloth’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Tucker Families

  • Number of Tucker families
     604 - 1,206
     202 - 603
     1 - 201
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Tucker families
     1,524 - 3,046
     509 - 1,523
     1 - 508
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Tucker families
     28 - 54
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Tucker Family Origin

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Tucker Immigration Information

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Tucker Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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