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A surname that has occasionally been used as a first name. Throughout the twentieth century, this uncommon name was used for both genders, but most usually for males. Use of the name spiked in the 1970s and 1980s when surnames-as-given-names became fashionable.
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Very common name for pets, especially dogs.
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Tuck; Tuckeverlasting; Tuckster
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Traditionally an Anglo-Saxon surname that originated as an occupational name. Tuckers were associated with the preparation of cloth and clothing, and with the old English verb "tūcian" ("to torment") which was part of the process of softening cloth. Additionally there is some precedent for a connection with the Gaelic O'Tuachair, used to identify a descendant (historically male) of "the brave one." This is similar to the French sobriquet "tout-coeur" ("all heart").
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Tucker Hart Adams (female, born 1938) economist known for predicting the 2001 recession; "Tucker" (Thomas Steven) Ashford (male, born 1954), professional baseball player; Tucker Bounds (male) public relations strategist associated with the Republican party and the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign; Tucker Carlson (male, born 1969), bow tie-wearing Republican television pundit and former Dancing With The Stars contestant; Tucker Eskew (male) Republican political consultant associated with the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign; "Tucker" (Ivan Charles) Frederickson (male, born 1943), professional football player; Tucker Martine (male, born 1972), Grammy-nominated record producer, musician and composer; Tucker Max (male, born 1975), New York Times best-selling author, blogger, producer; Tucker Moore Reed (female, born 1989), young adult fiction author, blogger, civil rights activist; Tucker Reed (male, born 1980), politician in the state of New York; "Tucker" (Thomas William) Smith (male, born 1936), actor, singer and dancer best known for playing Ice in "West Side Story."
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Songs include "Moe Tucker" by Jesus and Mary Chain, "Old Dan Tucker" by Bruce Springsteen, "Old Dan Tucker's Daughter" by Tanya Tucker, "Tucker's Town" by Hootie & the Blowfish. Films include "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" starring Jeff Bridges as Preston Tucker (1988), "John Tucker Must Die" starring Jesse Metcalfe as John Tucker (2006), "Dale & Tucker Vs Evil" starring Alan Tudyk as Tucker McGee (2010).