When the ancestors of the Tankarvill family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Lincolnshire
. Their name, however, is a reference to Tanerdevilla, Normandy
. "An ancient barony in the arrondissement of Havre in Normandy
, called in records Tancredi villa, 'the vill of Tancred,' and, at the present day Tancarville. The ancient barons of Tancarville were hereditary chamberlains to the Dukes of Normandy." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Tankarvill family
The surname Tankarvill was first found in Lincolnshire
where this family has to be considered one of the premier Norman families of all time. Tradition has it that they are descended from Tancred who lived in 912 A.D. and whose fief in Normandy
was named Tanerdevilla. Descended was Gerold, Sire de Tankcarville who had three sons, Ralph, who was Chamberlain and Guardian to William Duke of Normandy
, Gerold, was Dapifer of Duke William, and Amaury. Ralph's son William was Treasurer to King Henry 1st, and Justice of England
. He married Matilda, the daughter of William, the Viscount d'Arques. He had two sons, Rabel and Ralph. They held lands in Grantham, Oston and Somerly.
Early History of the Tankarvill family
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Tankarvill Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Tankarvill has been recorded under many different variations, including Tancerville, Tankerville, Tancarville, Tankarville, Tancarvill and many more.
Early Notables of the Tankarvill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tankarvill family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Tankarvills were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Christopher Tancarvill who landed in North America in 1746.