Tarver History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tarver family

The surname Tarver was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), in the village of Tarves in Buchan. "Thomas Tarwas, abbot of Paisley, died in 1459. Thomas Tarvass was admitted burgess of Aberdeen in 1502 and Alexander Tarvass in 1504." [1]

Early History of the Tarver family

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Tarver Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tarves, Tarwas, Tarvass, Terwes, Tarve, Tarver and many more.

Early Notables of the Tarver family (pre 1700)

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Tarver Ranking

In the United States, the name Tarver is the 3,581st most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [2]


United States Tarver migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tarver Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Tarver, who landed in Maryland in 1650 [3]
  • William Tarver, who sailed to Maryland in 1650
Tarver Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Tarver, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1749
Tarver Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adelaide Tarver, aged 30, who settled in America from London, in 1903
  • Andrew C. Tarver, aged 23, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1905
  • Frederick W. Tarver, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States from Long Eaton, England, in 1912
  • Edward Tarver, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919
  • Francis H.C. Tarver, aged 55, who settled in America from London, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tarver (post 1700) +

  • Quindon Tarver (b. 1982), American singer, best known for his cover of Prince's "When Doves Cry" for the 1996 film William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  • Gregory Williams "Greg" Tarver Sr., (b. 1946), American businessman and Democratic politician in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • W. A. Tarver, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928 [4]
  • T. C. Tarver, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1912 [4]
  • Malcolm Connor Tarver (1885-1960), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1909-12; Member of Georgia State Senate, 1913-14; Superior Court Judge in Georgia, 1917-26 [4]
  • Greg Tarver, American politician, Member of Louisiana State Senate [4]
  • Linda Lee Tarver, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 2008; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2012 [4]
  • Edward Tarver, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2008 [4]
  • Charles E. Tarver, American politician, Member of Georgia State Senate, 1950 [4]
  • Ben Tarver, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1928 [4]
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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