Early Origins of the Tapenden family
The surname Tapenden was first found in Kent
. "An ancient Kentish family, long resident at Sittingbourne, but originally of Tappenden, otherwise Toppenden, in the parish of Smarden. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Unfortunately, neither Tappenden, nor Toppenden can be found today. One of the first records of the name was found in the 13th century at Faversham in Kent.
Early History of the Tapenden family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tapenden research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Tapenden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tapenden Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Tapenden has been recorded under many different variations, including Tandenen, Tandenan, Tendenden and others.
Early Notables of the Tapenden family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Tapenden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tapenden family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Tapenden or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..