Tarves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tarves family

The surname Tarves 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 Tarves family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tarves research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1459, 1502, 1504, 1544, 1826 and 1851 are included under the topic Early Tarves History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tarves Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Tarves family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Tarves Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Tarves family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Tarver, who sailed to Maryland in 1650; John Tarver, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1749; as well as James Tarvers, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1817..


Contemporary Notables of the name Tarves (post 1700) +

  • Edie Tarves (b. 1961), Canadian equestrian who competed in two events at the 1984 Summer Olympics and wo a gold medal at the 1991 Pan American Games


  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)


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