Tarbet is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought to England
. It comes from the ancient Norman given name Terbert.
Early Origins of the Tarbet family
The surname Tarbet was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times at Tarbock, after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. They were descended from the Baron
Richard, brother of Sir Robert Fitzhenry, founder of Burscough Priory. " Henry de Tarbock or Torbock, who was early the lord of Tarbock, Roby, Huyton, Knowsley, and other manors, had two sons. The elder of these, Robert, was sometimes distinguished by the Norman patronymic
FitzHenry, which the English rendered Harrison, and sometimes was denominated from his principal residence, de Lathom; while Richard, the other son, inheriting Tarbock, designated himself from that estate." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Tarbet family
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Tarbet Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tarbet family name include Tarbock, Tarbocks, Tarbox, Tirebuck, Torbock, Tarbuck, Tarbux and many more.
Early Notables of the Tarbet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tarbet family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Tarbet family to immigrate North America: Mary Tarbuck settled in Maryland in 1745; Richard Tarbutt settled in Virginia in 1663; John Tarbux settled in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1631.
Contemporary Notables of the name Tarbet (post 1700)
- Andrew Tarbet (b. 1971), American actor, best known for his work on Walking Tall (2004) and The Pink Panther (2006)
- Shannon Tarbet (b. 1991), English actress from Brighton