Early Origins of the Tannfield family
Essex where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Tannfield family
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Tannfield Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tannfield family name include Tanfield, Tansfield and others.
Early Notables of the Tannfield family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tannfield family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Tannfield surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Richard Tanfield who arrived in America in 1754.
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