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The name Tabor is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was 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.

Tabor Early Origins



The surname Tabor was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Tabor Spelling Variations


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Tabor Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tabor family name include Taber, Tabert, Tabor and others.

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Tabor Early History


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Tabor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tabor research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tabor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tabor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tabor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tabor 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Tabor or a variant listed above:

Tabor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Tabor, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Timothy Tabor and his wife Jane and three children all arrived in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Timothy Tabor, aged 35, landed in New England in 1635
  • John Tabor settled in Virginia in 1639
  • John Tabor, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tabor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Tabor, who arrived in Mississippi in 1827
  • William Tabor came to Mississippi in 1827
  • Joseph Tabor, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1829
  • J. B. Tabor, settled in San Francisco in 1850

Tabor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jesse Tabor U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Tabor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Tabor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Andromache" in 1850

Tabor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Tabor, aged 19, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tabor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tabor (post 1700)



  • Donna Barr Tabor (1958-2016), American female paratrooper with the United States Army and a historian of Fort Bragg
  • Willis Clinton Tabor, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 3rd District, 1951
  • Waco Tabor, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 68th District, 1998
  • Susan Tabor, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives 71st District; Elected 1998
  • Norman Tabor, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 9th District, 1958
  • M. H. Tabor, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from McDowell County; Elected 1928; Candidate in primary for West Virginia State Senate 6th District, 1934
  • John Kaye Tabor (1921-1999), American Republican politician, Pennsylvania Secretary of internal affairs, 1967-68; Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry, 1968-69; Candidate for Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1969
  • Horace Austin Warner Tabor (1830-1899), American Republican politician, Mayor of Leadville, Colorado, 1878-79; Lieutenant Governor of Colorado, 1879-83; U.S. Senator from Colorado, 1883
  • Gideon Tabor, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County, 1816-18
  • Florence E. Tabor, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 11th District, 1919
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Tabor Historic Events


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Tabor Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II


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Suggested Readings for the name Tabor


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Suggested Readings for the name Tabor



  • A Tabor Saga by Clifford Clark Tabo.
  • The Tabors By Myrtle F. Bartolini.

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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: Soles occidere et redire possint
Motto Translation: The sun sets and they can


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  11. ...

The Tabor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tabor 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.

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