Entertainment Magazine: Genealogy: Zucker

The Zucker Family Crest

The Zucker Coat of Arms (illustrated left) was drawn by a heraldic artist from information officially recorded in ancient heraldic archives.

Documentation for the Zucker Coat of Arms design can be found in "Rietstap Amorial General." Heraldic artists of old developed their own unique language to describe an Individual Coat of Arms. In their language, the Arms (shield) is a follows:

"D'arg, a trio fasces de sa.;
au crancelin de sin., br. en bande sur le tout."

When translated the Arms description is:

"Silver, three black bands, a green Crown of Rue."

Above the shield and helmet is the Crest which is described as:

"Un chaplet de roses d'arg. et de sa., chaque rose sommee d'une pl. d'aut de l'autre email."

A translation of the Crest description is:

"A crown of roses, silver and black, each rose with an ostrich feather of silver and black."

Family mottos are believed to have originated as battle cries in midieval times. A Motto was not recorded with the Zucker Coat of Arms.

Individual surnames originated for the purpose of more specific identification. The four primary sources for secondary names were: occupation, location, father's name and personal characteristics.

The Zucker surname appears to be occupational in origin, and is believed to be associated with the German meaning of "one who dealt in sugar."

Different spellings of the same original surname are a common occurance. Dictionaries with the Zucker surname indicate probable spelling variations- Zuckerman, Zuckermans, Zuckermann, Zuker and Zuckers, among others.

Census records in the 1970's indicate there were approximately 850 heads of housholds in the United States with the Zucker name.

Information provided by Halberts, Bath, Ohio.

Other Zucker surname notes:

The name Zucker means "sugar" in German. But, a Yiddish-speaking family from Ukraine (at that time) had the surname of Zucker. Variations of pronuciation includes: Tsuker, Tzuker, Zukir and Tusker.

Another explanation reaches back to the German language spoken in the middle ages and says it comes from "zücken" or "zucken" which means to draw a knife or sword, "someone who is quickly enraged and willing to fight."

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DVD (2004)

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• Format: Color, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
• Language: German
• Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.
• Number of discs: 1
• Studio: First Run Features
• DVD Release Date: September 19, 2006
• Run Time: 91 minutes

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