The many generations and branches of the Tanor family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member 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 Tanor family
The surname Tanor was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Tanor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tanor 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 Tanor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tanor Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Tanor were recorded, including Tanner, Tannor and others.
Early Notables of the Tanor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tanor family to Ireland
Some of the Tanor 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 Tanor family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Tanor family emigrate to North America: Daniel Tanner settled in Virginia in 1618; two years before the "Mayflower"; Maurice Tanner settled in New England
in 1663; William Tanner settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.