Tucker Family History
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