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The TUCKER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 162,933 139 0.060 604
United States (1880 census) 38,415 122 0.077 768
Change since 1880 +124518 -17 -0.017 -164
Other Countries
Australia 4,916 291 0.030 301
United Kingdom 19,078 290 0.042 415

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of TUCKER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the TUCKER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the TUCKER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of TUCKER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 538 0.33
White (Caucasian) 117,410 72.06
Black/African American 38,403 23.57
Mixed Race 2,802 1.72
White (Hispanic) 2,591 1.59
Native American/Alaskan 1,206 0.74

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the TUCKER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of TUCKER in historical publications

TUCKER. The O. English for fuller. In some places fulling-mills are still called " tuck-mills." The trade was so designated in the XVII. century. " I, Nicholas Dorman, of the parrishe of Woorthe, in the couutye of Susses, Tuclier." Will proved at Lewes, 1600.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to TUCKER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as TUCKER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for TUCKER

The following words are slight variants of TUCKER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.