Last name: Tucker
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According to Patrick Woulfe in his book “Irish Names and Surnames” the “Tucker” surname arose from the native Gaelic name “O’Tuachair,” or more correctly “Uá Tuathchair,” loosely translated “people dear,” and was anglicized as Tucker, Togher, Tougher, Tooker, etc. Woulfe says that the name arose in the Ely-O’Carroll region of County Tipperary and County Offaly, and migrated into surrounding counties. The other sept was known to be in County Mayo. His findings were confirmed by Edward MacLysaght, Chief Herald of Ireland, and published in his book “More Irish Families,” as well as in at least five other sources. The appearance of the name in the “Annals of Ulster” as early as 1126 A.D. predates the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in Ireland, thus proving the Gaelic origin of this name. Since it is a name with numerous unrelated origins, the bearer of the name should not be assumed to be of a particular origin without sufficient investigation of the person's actual family history. Many of the Tucker families in the USA are of Irish (and other) origins. sources: 1. Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 2. More Irish Families by Edward MacLysaght. Pub. Irish Academic Press ISBN 0-7165-2604-2 3. Irish Names and Surnames by Patrick Woulfe, Dublin Press, Library of Congress catalog card number 67-27570.
I'm trying to find the orgin of the family name Tucker. My grandfather Charles Tucker b.1869
d.1951 married to Susan Clarno , they lived in Browntown, WI.
Terry Allen Tucker
Great Site. I am a Tucker whose grandparents were from Ireland. When people ask me if we are kin I ask are they Kin to Tanya Tucker the country and western star? If they are then yes we definately are.
not to raise an old thread, but im wondering how many of you are related? the farthest my tree so far stretches is "captain francis tucker" born 1622 and was part of the "tucker trails of southern va" http://www.amazon.com/Tucker-trails-through-southside-Virginia/dp/0960213228