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Tancred is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the ancient Norman given name Tancred.

Tancred Early Origins



The surname Tancred was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the manor of Boroughbridge in that shire. They were descended from Tancred, son of the Good Marqis, who governed the principality of Antioch as Guardian of the Emperor Bohemond II. Tancred, whose barony was in Normandy in 912 A.D. was also the sire of the celebrated Tankervilles. Whixley in the West Riding of Yorkshire was home to one branch of the family. "The living [of Whixley] is a perpetual curacy, valued in the king's books at £7. 17. 1.; net income, £68; patrons and impropriators, the Governors of the Tancred charities. Christopher Tancred, Esq., whose family were long seated at the Hall, at his death in 1754, left his house to be converted into an hospital for twelve decayed gentlemen, and endowed it with estates which, in 1815, were let for £2480 per annum." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Tancred Spelling Variations


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Tancred Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tancred family name include Tancred, Tancard, Tancert, Tancrette, Tankard and many more.

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Tancred Early History


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Tancred Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tancred research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1663, 1703, 1665, 1744 and 1759 are included under the topic Early Tancred History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tancred Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tancred Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tancred Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tancred In Ireland


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Tancred In Ireland



Some of the Tancred family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Tancred family to immigrate North America:

Tancred Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Alice Maude Tancred, aged 50, who settled in America from Chertsey, England, in 1907
  • Somee Isbella Tancred, aged 24, who settled in America from Chertsey, England, in 1907
  • Pasquale Tancred, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Pietrafitto, Italy, in 1911
  • Maria Tancred, aged 36, who landed in America from Tara, Ireland, in 1920

Tancred Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Tancred, a currier, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tancred (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tancred (post 1700)



  • Sir Thomas Selby Tancred (1840-1910), 8th Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Tancred (1808-1880), 7th Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Tancred (1780-1844), 6th Baronet
  • Sir Thomas Tancred (b. 1784), 5th Baronet
  • James Leo "Jim" Tancred (1903-1965), Australian rugby union player
  • Arnold Joseph P. Tancred (1904-1963), Australian rugby union player
  • William Raymond "Bill" Tancred (b. 1942), Pakistan-born, British sports administrator, academic and former international athlete
  • Harry Tancred (1897-1961), Australian rugby player, racing administrator and meat industry leader
  • Henry William Tancred QC (1781-1860), British politician
  • Henry Tancred (1816-1884), New Zealand politician
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Tancred Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tancred 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 2 March 2016 at 09:48.

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