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Tabern History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



When the ancestors of the Tabern family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a person who kept a tavern or public house.

Early Origins of the Tabern family


The surname Tabern was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from early times.

Early History of the Tabern family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tabern 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 Tabern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tabern Spelling Variations


Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.

Early Notables of the Tabern 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 Tabern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tabern family to Ireland


Some of the Tabern family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tabern family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Tabern 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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Tabern (post 1700)


  • Raymond "Ray" Tabern, English former rugby union and professional rugby league footballer
  • Alan Tabern (b. 1966), English darts player for the Professional Darts Corporation

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