Tarter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Tarter family
The surname Tarter was first found in Ile-de-France, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Paris and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.
Early History of the Tarter family
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Tarter Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tartar, Tartarin, Tartary, Tartault, Tartier, Tartière, Tarterat, Tartrat, Tartarat, Tartanson, Tartenson, Tatar, Tarteron, Tartereau, Tartereaux and many more.
Early Notables of the Tarter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tarter family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Olives Tartes, who came to Louisiana in 1720; and Jean Tartif, who arrived in Louisiana in 1720.
Contemporary Notables of the name Tarter (post 1700) +
- Mrs. Bradley Tarter, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1940 
- Dr. C Brue Tarter, American director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 1994 to 2002
- Jill Cornell Tarter (b. 1944), American astronomer and current director of the Center for SETI Research who coined the phrase "brown dwarf"
- Dante Frasnelli Tarter (1925-2020), Italian-Peruvian Roman Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Huari, Peru, from 1967 to 2001
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