The name Taffenier was brought to England
by the Normans
when they conquered the island in 1066. It is a name for a person who kept a tavern
or public house.
Early Origins of the Taffenier family
The surname Taffenier was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Taffenier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taffenier 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 Taffenier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Taffenier Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.
Early Notables of the Taffenier 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 Taffenier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Taffenier family to Ireland
Some of the Taffenier family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Taffenier family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Taffenier name or one of its variants: 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.