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Tucker Name Meaning

English (southwestern): occupational name from Middle English tuker(e) toker(e) ‘tucker fuller’ a derivative of tuken ‘to torment beat’ (Old English tūcian) for someone who fulled and finished cloth. This name for the occupation was characteristic of the West Country. Compare Fuller and Walker and see also Tuckerman . Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’ a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear beloved’. Americanized form of Jewish Tocker or Toker (see Tokarz ). Possibly also an Americanized form of German Tucher: occupational name for a cloth maker or merchant from an agent derivative of Middle High German tuoch ‘cloth’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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 USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3,046 Tucker families living in Devon. This was about 21% of all the recorded Tucker's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Tucker families in 1891.
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What did your Tucker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Tucker. 6% of Tucker men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Tucker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tucker were Builders Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Gardener
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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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 Australia, 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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