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Where did the English Avender family come from? What is the English Avender family crest and coat of arms? When did the Avender family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Avender family history?Avender is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. Avender is a name for a person who kept a tavern or public house.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Avender are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Avender include Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Avender research. Another 233 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1305, 1361, and 1759 are included under the topic Early Avender History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Avender Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Avender family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 88 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Avender, or a variant listed above: John Taverner settled in Virginia in 1607; 13 years before the "Mayflower"; Dan and Giles Taverner settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Taverner settled in Barbados in 1694.
The Avender Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Avender Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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