When Thomas Tucker was born on 25 July 1758, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Tucker, was 33 and his mother, Mary Kendall, was 24. He married Betty Houghton on 17 January 1784, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.
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 ).
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