The name Taffiner was carried to England
in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Taffiner is a name for a person who kept a tavern
or public house.
Early Origins of the Taffiner family
The surname Taffiner was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Taffiner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taffiner 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 Taffiner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Taffiner Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.
Early Notables of the Taffiner 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 Taffiner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Taffiner family to Ireland
Some of the Taffiner 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 Taffiner family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Taffiner 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.