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Tabb Early Origins



The surname Tabb was first found in Dorset where one of the earliest records of the name was John and Roger Tappe who was registered there in the Pipe Rolls of 1194. The name was derived from the Old English word Taeppa. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Tabb Spelling Variations


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Tabb Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Tabb include Tapp, Tapps, Tabb, Tabbs and others.

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Tabb Early History


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Tabb Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tabb research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1214 and 1247 are included under the topic Early Tabb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tabb Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tabb Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tabb Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Tabb or a variant listed above:

Tabb Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Humphrey Tabb, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Humphry Tabb, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Tho Tabb, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Hump Tabb, who landed in Virginia in 1664
  • William Tabb, who landed in Virginia in 1665

Tabb Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • W. J. Tabb was living in Montreal, Quebec in 1886

Tabb Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John B. Tabb, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Jane Tabb, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tabb (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tabb (post 1700)



  • Yvonne O'Brien Tabb, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980
  • Lyle C. Tabb, American Democrat politician, Chair of Jefferson County Democratic Party, 1983
  • Ron Tabb (b. 1954), American long-distance runner
  • John Bannister Tabb (1845-1909), American poet, professor of English
  • Jay Anthony Tabb (b. 1984), English-born Irish footballer
  • Barrington Tabb (b. 1934), English painter
  • Winston Tabb, Dean of University Libraries at the Johns Hopkins University
  • Michaela Tabb (b. 1967), Scottish snooker and pool referee

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Be just and fear not
Motto Translation: Be just and fear not


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Tabb Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tabb 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.

This page was last modified on 8 October 2015 at 11:56.

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