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Where did the German Tabor family come from? What is the German Tabor family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tabor family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tabor family history?


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.

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.


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.


More information is included under the topic Early Tabor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


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


  • Gregory Steven Tabor (b. 1961), American former right-handed Major League Baseball second baseman and pinch runner who played for the Texas Rangers in 1987
  • Philip Martin "Phil" Tabor (b. 1956), American former NFL football defensive lineman with the New York Giants
  • Elizabeth McCourt Tabor (1854-1935), better known as Baby Doe, the second wife of pioneer businessman Horace Tabor, her story inspired the opera The Ballad of Baby Doe
  • Waco Tabor, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 68th District, 1998
  • Willis Clinton Tabor, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 3rd District, 1951
  • Claude E. Tabor, American Republican politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly from Douglas County 1st District, 1938
  • Charles F. Tabor, American Democrat politician, law partner of William F. Sheehan, from 1883; New York State Attorney General, 1888-91
  • B. Donald Tabor, American Republican politician, Mayor of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1969-71
  • Azor Tabor (b. 1812), American politician, Member of New York State Senate 11th District, 1852-53
  • Daniel K. Tabor, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Inglewood, California, 2002, 2006



  • A Tabor Saga by Clifford Clark Tabo.
  • The Tabors By Myrtle F. Bartolini.

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  9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. 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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