Tasman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tasman family

The surname Tasman was first found in Germany, where the name Tasman came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.

Early History of the Tasman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tasman research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1790, 1804, 1869, 1603, 1659, 1642, 1588 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Tasman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tasman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tasman, Taalman, Taasman, Tesman, Tesmar, Tessmansdorff, Thermann, Thomann, Thosman, Tosman, Thasman, Thasmann, Tiesmann, Teursmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Tasman family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tasman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Tasman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tasman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abe Tasman, who arrived in Georgia in 1892

Contemporary Notables of the name Tasman (post 1700) +

  • Abel Janszoon Tasman (1603-1659), Dutch seafarer, explorer, and merchant, eponym of Tasmania
  • Brent Tasman Crosswell (b. 1950), former Australian rules footballer
  • Raymond Tasman Donoghue GC (1920-1960), Australian tram driver posthumously awarded the George Cross for the gallantry he displayed in Hobart, Tasmania


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