. "An ancient Kentish family, long resident at Sittingbourne, but originally of Tappenden, otherwise Toppenden, in the parish of Smarden. "
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.
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tappenden have been found, including Tandenen, Tandenan, Tendenden and others.