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Taffener History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Taffener is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a person who kept a tavern or public house.

Early Origins of the Taffener family


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

Early History of the Taffener family


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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 Taffener History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Taffener Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Taffener are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Taffener include Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.

Early Notables of the Taffener 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...
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Migration of the Taffener family to Ireland


Some of the Taffener 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 Taffener family to the New World and Oceana


Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Taffener, 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.

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