Tucker Family History

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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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Tucker Family Origin

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Tucker Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tucker family was Carpenter. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tucker. The most common Tucker occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Tucker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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Tucker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 940,000 census records available for the last name Tucker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tucker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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 UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Tucker Life Expectancy

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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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