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The Tanner family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a person who worked as the local tanner. This occupational surname was originally derived from the work that the original bearer did. In this case the original bearer treated animal skins with tannin in order to prevent the skins from decomposing so that they could use the leather to produce various goods. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Tanner Early Origins



The surname Tanner was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times.

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Tanner Spelling Variations


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Tanner Spelling Variations



Tanner has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Tanner, Tannor and others.

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Tanner Early History


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Tanner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tanner research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1674, 1735, 1630, 1682, 1657, 1658, 1613 and are included under the topic Early Tanner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tanner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tanner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tanner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tanner In Ireland


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Tanner In Ireland



Some of the Tanner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Tanners to arrive on North American shores:

Tanner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Tanner settled in Virginia in 1618
  • Josias Tanner, who landed in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • Barbary Tanner, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Daniel Tanner, who arrived in Virginia in 1640
  • Tobias Tanner, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tanner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Tanner, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Urban Tanner settled in New England in 1709 with his wife and four daughters
  • Palle Tanner, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Thomas Tanner, who arrived in Virginia in 1715
  • Michael Tanner, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tanner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Thomas Tanner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1837
  • Nicholas Tanner, who landed in New York in 1840
  • Georg Tanner, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Sabastian Tanner, who landed in Arkansas in 1849
  • Franz Tanner, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tanner Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Tanner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Ursual Tanner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Ursula Tanner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Christian Tanner, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Maria Tanner, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tanner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Tanner, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • James Tanner, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • John Tanner, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Sarah Tanner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • Priscilla Tanner arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tanner Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Herbert E. Tanner, aged 19, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Edmund G. Tanner, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • Augusta Tanner, aged 18, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duke of Edinburgh" in 1873
  • William Tanner, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • William Tanner, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Hannibal" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tanner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tanner (post 1700)



  • Paul Tanner (1917-2013), American musician and former member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Marion Tanner (b. 1929), birth name of Marion Marshall, an American actress
  • Charles R. Tanner (1896-1974), American science fiction and fantasy author
  • Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937), African-American painter, the first African-American painter to gain international acclaim
  • Erin Tanner (b. 1985), American singer, best known for her work with No Secrets, an American girl group
  • Antwon Tanner (b. 1975), American actor, best known for his recurring role as Michael on the UPN sitcom Moesha (1996-97)
  • Gid Tanner (1885-1960), American fiddler
  • Elmo Tanner (1904-1990), American whistler, bandleader, singer, and radio personality
  • Joseph Richard "Joe" Tanner (b. 1950), former NASA astronaut with over 262 hours in space
  • Abel P. Tanner, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 3rd District, 1904; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from New London, 1913-14
  • ... (Another 53 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Tanner


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Suggested Readings for the name Tanner



  • Sidney Tanner: His Ancestors and Descendants by Elizabeth De Brouwer.
  • Three Pioneer Rapides Families: A Genealogy by George Mason Graham Stafford.
  • Genealogies of the Tracy-Tanner Families, and Other Genealogies by Mathew J. Tracy.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  6. 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).
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. 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.
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The Tanner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tanner 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.

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