Origin of the Name Tucker
family history was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Meaning 'the tucker', this is an occupational name from someone who was a fuller, or walker of cloth. Variants include Tooker, Tougher and Tooher. This name is of Anglo-Celtic descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Roger le Tukere, County Dorset, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273. A Percival le Toukere was recorded in the 'Writs of Parliament' in the year 1301. In Ireland this is the name of two distinct Septs, one originating in the Ely O'Carroll territory of Tipperary, and the other originating in North Connacht, they coming from Ulster. They have been on record from the year 1126. In Gaelic Irish the name has been disguised by being first changed to Tooker, Tougher, Tooher, and finally Tucker. In Scotland the name is found in small numbers, having been introduced there from England centuries ago.
The Tucker coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Tucker descendants.