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

Tardy Early Origins



The surname Tardy 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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Tardy Spelling Variations


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Tardy Spelling Variations



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

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Tardy Early History


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Tardy Early History



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

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Tardy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tardy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tardy 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:

Tardy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Gabriel Tardy, who landed in New York in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tardy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tardy (post 1700)



  • Mel A. Tardy, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 93rd District, 1978 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joshua A. Tardy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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