Origins Available: English
name Tabit comes from when its first bearer worked as a person who was known as the taborer,
the player on the small drum. Occupational
names that were derived from the common trades of the medieval era transcended European cultural and linguistic boundaries. These surnames were frequently derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products, in this case the tabor. These types of occupational
surnames are called metonymic surnames.
Early Origins of the Tabit family
The surname Tabit was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Tabit family
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Tabit 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 Tabit include Taber, Tabert, Tabor and others.
Early Notables of the Tabit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tabit family to the New World and Oceana
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 Tabit or a variant listed above: Richard Tabert settled in Jamaica in 1654; Ebert Taber from England
settled in New England
in 1709; B. C.W. Charles, H.E. H.H. and Mrs. S.F. Taber, all arrived in San Francisco in 1853.
Contemporary Notables of the name Tabit (post 1700)
- Mark Tabit, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for West Virginia, 1980 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Tabit 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: Soles occidere et redire possint
Motto Translation: The sun sets and they can