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Tailfer Early Origins



The surname Tailfer was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy. William III Taillefer (also spelled Tallefer or Tallifer; c.970-1037) was the Count of Toulouse, Albi, and Quercy (c.972-1037.) Perhaps the most famous member of the family was the jester of Duke William of Normandy who amused the troops at Hastings before the battle by brandishing swords in view of the English troops. He "accidentally" slew first one, then a standard bearer, and a third time was killed himself. Meanwhile William Fulco and Robert Tailefer were recorded in Normandy in 1180, and carried on their respective lineage.

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Tailfer Spelling Variations


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Tailfer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tailefer, Taillefer, Tallifer, Talifer, Taillefait, Tailefait, Taillefere, Tailleferre, Tailefere, Taileferre and many more.

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Tailfer Early History


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Tailfer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tailfer research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tailfer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tailfer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tailfer Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tailfer 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tailfer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Tailfer, who landed in Georgia in 1733
  • Patrick and Mary Tailfer who settled in Georgia in 1734

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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: Non quot, sed uri
Motto Translation: Not many, but to burn


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    9. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Tailfer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tailfer 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 November 2016 at 07:59.

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