Tadman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tadman family

The surname Tadman was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1332 when Thomas Todhunter held the estates.

Early History of the Tadman family

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Tadman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Todhunter, Toddhunter, Todbank, Todbusk and others.

Early Notables of the Tadman family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Tadman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tadman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Tadman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864
  • Hannah Tadman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Owen Glendowner" in 1864


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