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The surname Tabor was first found in Silesia, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tabor, Tabbor, Tabore, Taber, Taberer, Tabors, Tabbors, Tebor, Tebbor, Tebore, Teber, Teberer, Tebors, Taebor, Taebbor, Taebore, Taeber, Taeberer and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tabor research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1420 is included under the topic Early Tabor History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tabor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Philip Tabor, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Timothy Tabor and his wife Jane and three children all arrived in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Timothy Tabor, aged 35, landed in New England in 1635
  • John Tabor settled in Virginia in 1639
  • John Tabor, who arrived in Virginia in 1639


Tabor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • William Tabor, who arrived in Mississippi in 1827
  • William Tabor came to Mississippi in 1827
  • Joseph Tabor, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1829
  • J. B. Tabor, settled in San Francisco in 1850

Tabor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John Tabor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850

Tabor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • George Tabor, aged 19, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874

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  • Willis Clinton Tabor, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 3rd District, 1951
  • Waco Tabor, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 68th District, 1998
  • Susan Tabor, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 71st District; Elected 1998
  • Norman Tabor, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 9th District, 1958
  • M. H. Tabor, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from McDowell County; Elected 1928; Candidate in primary for West Virginia State Senate 6th District, 1934
  • John Kaye Tabor (1921-1999), American Republican politician, Pennsylvania Secretary of internal affairs, 1967-68; Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry, 1968-69; Candidate for Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1969
  • Horace Austin Warner Tabor (1830-1899), American Republican politician, Mayor of Leadville, Colorado, 1878-79; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1879-83; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1883
  • Gideon Tabor, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1816-18
  • Florence E. Tabor, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 11th District, 1919
  • G. M. Tabor, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1868

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  • A Tabor Saga by Clifford Clark Tabo.
  • The Tabors By Myrtle F. Bartolini.
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  6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Tabor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tabor 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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