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Tanis Early Origins



The surname Tanis 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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Tanis Spelling Variations


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Tanis 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 Taney, Tanney, Tauny, Tauney, Tawney, Tawny, Tannie, Tani and many more.

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Tanis Early History


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Tanis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tanis 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 Tanis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tanis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tanis 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 Tanis 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



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 Tanis name or one of its variants:

Tanis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacomyntje Tanis, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1854
  • Maarte Tanis, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • Bettje Tanis, who landed in New York, NY in 1854
  • Hendrina Tanis, aged 25, arrived in New York, NY in 1866
  • Piet Tanis, who landed in New York, NY in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tanis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tanis (post 1700)



  • James Tanis (b. 1965), Papua New Guinea politician, 2nd President of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (2009-2010)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Tanis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tanis 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 9 November 2015 at 08:43.

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