Tabbener is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
brought to England
in 1066. It is a name for a person who kept a tavern
or public house.
Early Origins of the Tabbener family
The surname Tabbener was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Tabbener family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tabbener 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 Tabbener History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tabbener Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.
Early Notables of the Tabbener 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 Tabbener Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tabbener family to Ireland
Some of the Tabbener 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 Tabbener family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tabbener Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- George Tabbener, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
- Catherine Tabbener, aged 25, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
- Elizabeth Tabbener, aged 5, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865