The Meaning of the Theaker Surname

Theaker: Walter filius Thecker 1199 MESO (St); William le Theker(e) 1273 RH (Nf), 1297 SRY; Anabilla Thekker 1327 MESO (L). A derivative of an Old Norse word meaning to cover; one who roofs buildings. - This definition was taken from a dictionary of surnames.

Ron Theaker, NZ, has sent the following:
I did some research a number of years ago and found the name Theaker, like Smith, originated from a profession. In this case it was the specialist who went after the Thatcher on thatched roofs and made them safe and to look so nice. He was the the theaker.

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