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Tardif History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Tardif family


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.

Early History of the Tardif family


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Tardif Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Tardif family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tardif family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tardif Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jacques Tardif, who arrived in Quebec from Normandy in 1669
  • Jacques Tardif, son of Pierre and Barbe, married Barbe D'Orange, daughter of Pantaléon and Jeanne, in Quebec on 6th October 1669 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Guillaume Tardif, son of Olivier and Barbe, married Louise Dubois, daughter of Pierre and Françoise, in Quebec on 16th April 1679 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Michel Tardif, son of Jacques and Barbe, married Catherine L'Espinay, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Beauport, Quebec on 27th February 1696 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.

Tardif Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • François Tardif, son of Guillaume and Louise, married Geneviève Giroux, daughter of Michel and Thérèse, in Beauport, Quebec on 22nd November 1712 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Charles Tardif, son of Guillaume and Marguerite, married Geneviève Le Roy, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Anne, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 17th February 1716 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Joseph Tardif, son of Guillaume and Marguerite, married Marguerite Letartre, daughter of Charles and Marie, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 7th November 1718 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Pierre Tardif, son of Guillaume and Marguerite, married Geneviève Blouin, daughter of Médéric and Marie, in L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec on 16th November 1722 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • René Tardif, son of Michel and Catherine, married Marie-Françoise Tessier, daughter of Mathieu and Margeurite, in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 27th July 1723 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tardif Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Tardif (post 1700)


  • Thomas A. Tardif, American politician, Mayor of Laconia, New Hampshire, 1990-92 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael Tardif, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Michigan, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Archie L. Tardif, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 6th District, 1956 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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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Citations


  1. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 2, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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