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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


Similar surnames: Hucker, Ducker, Turner, Lucker, Zucker, Tacker, Turkel, Stucker

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Where is the Tucker family from?

You can see how Tucker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tucker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tucker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 289 Tucker families living in New York. This was about 11% of all the recorded Tucker's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Tucker families in 1840.
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What did your Tucker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tucker. 17% of Tucker men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Tucker women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tucker were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Passenger Lists

There are 73,000 immigration records available for the last name Tucker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 164,000 military records available for the last name Tucker. For the veterans among your Tucker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tucker lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Tucker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tucker in 1941 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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