The founding heritage of the Tannor family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Tannor comes from when one of the family worked as a person who worked as the local tanner.
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.
Early Origins of the Tannor family
The surname Tannor was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Tannor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tannor 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 Tannor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tannor Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Tannor has been spelled many different ways, including Tanner, Tannor and others.
Early Notables of the Tannor family (pre 1700)
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tannor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tannor family to Ireland
Some of the Tannor 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.
Migration of the Tannor family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Tannors to arrive in North America:
Tannor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Tannor, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)