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.
Early Origins of the Avender family
The surname Avender was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Avender family
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, 1759, 1397, 1407, 1397, 1402, 1406, 1407, 1417, 1417, 1490, 1545, 1505, 1575, 1572, 1584, 1638, 1680, 1768, 1736, 1739, 1690 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Avender History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Avender Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Avender family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Taverner ( fl.
1397-1407), of Leominster, an English politician, Member of Parliamnet for Leominster in 1397, 1402, 1406 and 1407; William Taverner (fl. 1417), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Lyme Regis in 1417; John Taverner (1490-1545), English composer and organist... Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Avender Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Avender family to Ireland
Some of the Avender family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Avender family to the New World and Oceana
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
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.