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The name Tarbert was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Tarbert is based on the Norman given name Terbert.

Tarbert Early Origins



The surname Tarbert was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat. The definition that the name was derived from the name of a fish can be discounted as Victorian historians whimsical nonsense. The family held a family seat in Yorkshire and was a noble name during the time of King Richard 1st (about 1190 A.D.) and all indications are that this was a Norman name which appeared in the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
a survey of England taken by Duke William of Normandy in the year 1086 A.D., after his conquest of England in 1066 A.D. and appears as Turbert, a person holding lands.

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Tarbert Spelling Variations


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Tarbert Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Tarbert were recorded, including Turbutt, Turbott, Turbert, Turbett, Turbot and many more.

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Tarbert Early History


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Tarbert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tarbert research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the year 1710 is included under the topic Early Tarbert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tarbert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tarbert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tarbert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Tarbert arrived in North America very early:

Tarbert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Tarbert, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1893
  • Katie Tarbert, aged 22, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1893
  • William Tarbert, aged 18, who settled in America, in 1896

Tarbert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Max Tarbert, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • James Tarbert, aged 33, who settled in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • Frank B. Tarbert, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tarbert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tarbert (post 1700)



  • Wilbur Arlington Tarbert (1904-1946), American Major League Baseball reserve outfielder who played for the Boston Red Sox (1927 to 1928)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Tarbert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tarbert Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 22 October 2012 at 08:57.

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