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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Tardi family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nicknames, or "eke-names," were an added name that generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the person that used the name. The Tardi surname derives from the Old French word "tardif," meaning "slow;" and as such was a nickname for a sluggish person.

Tardi Early Origins



The surname Tardi was first found in Berry, a former province until 1790 when it became a region in central France where this eminent family held a family seat in the honor of the seigneurie of Bordesoulle.

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Tardi Spelling Variations


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Tardi Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tardiff, Tardif, Turdif, Turdiff, Terdif and many more.

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Tardi Early History


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Tardi Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tardi research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1810 is included under the topic Early Tardi History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tardi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tardi Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tardi 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jean Tardif who sailed from the west coast province of Aunis and arrived in Quebec in 1735; Jacques Tardif arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1669.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tardi (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tardi (post 1700)



  • Jacques Tardi (b. 1946), French comics artist
  • Tyler N. Tardi (b. 1998), Canadian gold and bronze medalist curler

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Tardi Family Crest Products


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Tardi Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Tardi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tardi 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 16 November 2016 at 07:31.

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