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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Tardif 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 Tardif surname derives from the Old French word "tardif," meaning "slow;" and as such was a nickname for a sluggish person.

Tardif Early Origins



The surname Tardif 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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Tardif Spelling Variations


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Tardif Spelling Variations



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

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Tardif Early History


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Tardif Early History



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

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Tardif Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tardif Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tardif 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 were:

Tardif Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Tardif arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1669

Tardif Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Tardif who sailed from the west coast province of Aunis and arrived in Quebec in 1735

Tardif Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • W J Tardif, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tardif (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tardif (post 1700)



  • Thomas A. Tardif, American politician, Mayor of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1990-92
  • Michael Tardif, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008
  • Archie L. Tardif, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 6th District, 1956
  • Dr. Jean Tardif, Dental Surgeon
  • Cheryl Kaye Tardif (b. 1963), Canadian mystery writer
  • Claudette Tardif (b. 1947), Canadian senator from Alberta
  • Patrice Tardif (b. 1970), Canadian professional ice hockey center in the NHL
  • Marc Tardif (b. 1949), Canadian ice hockey left winger
  • Chris Tardif (b. 1981), English footballer currently playing for Oxford United

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. 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. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Tardif Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tardif 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 27 January 2016 at 09:47.

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