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Taney Early Origins



The surname Taney was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire. The name originated Saint Aubin du Thenney in Eure. Richard de Tani still held his estates in Thenney which was in the honor of Gilbert FitzRichard.

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Taney Spelling Variations


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Taney 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 Taney family name include Taney, Tanney, Tauny, Tauney, Tawney, Tawny, Tannie, Tani and many more.

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Taney Early History


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Taney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Taney research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1455, 1487, 1786, 1608, 1659, 1654 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Taney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Taney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Taney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was the Taney family of Essex; and TheaurauJohn Tany (bap. Thomas Totney 1608-1659), an English preacher and religious visionary, the morning 30 December 1654, Tany made...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Taney 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



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 Taney family to immigrate North America:

Taney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Taney, who landed in Virginia in 1699

Taney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Taney, who arrived in Colorado in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Taney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Taney (post 1700)



  • Roger Brooke Taney (1777-1864), American politician, Secretary of the Treasury, 1833-34; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1836-64
  • James B. Taney, American politician, U.S. Consul in Belfast, 1893-96
  • J. B. Taney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1888
  • Francis L. Taney, American politician, U.S. Consul in Ostend, 1801-03
  • Camden S. Taney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1928; Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Ohio County, 1940
  • C. H. Taney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1904
  • Roger Brooke Taney (1777-1864), American judge

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Taney Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    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. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Taney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Taney 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 20 October 2015 at 10:32.

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