Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Fri Jun 4 01:36:05 UTC 2004
>The "John le Fucker" reference first appears in Carl Buck's 1949
>Indo-European dictionary. Buck does not supply a citation as to where he
>found the name. No one has subsequently found the manuscript in which it is
>alleged to have appeared.
>If the citation is genuine and not an error, it is most likely a spelling
>variant of "fulcher," meaning soldier.
Oxford "Dictionary of English Surnames", under "Fulcher" (with many
"... Nicholas Fuker' 1234 ... Warin Fucher 1235 ... John Foucher' 1242 ...
from OFr Foucher, Fouquier, from OG Fulchar, Fulcher 'people-army'."
-- Doug Wilson
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