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Tatem Early Origins



The surname Tatem was first found in Yorkshire where the family name was first referenced in the year 1208 when William Tatham held estates. It is said that King John, while being the Earl of Moreton, gave the service of William of Tatham to Robert de Monte Begon (probably about 1185). Tatham is a parish, in the hundred of Lonsdale, south of the Sands in Lancashire. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Tathaim. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally it means "homestead of a man called Tata," from the Old English personal name + "ham." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
"Before the reign of Richard I., a family of the local name possessed lands in Tatham, but the estate passed, before the 34th of Edward III., into the Dacre family." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"Hipping Hall, [in Leck, Lancashire], has long been a seat of the family of Tatham." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Tatem Spelling Variations


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Tatem Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Tatem are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Tatem include: Tatham, Tatam, Tatem, Tatum, Tatim, Tathem, Tattum and many more.

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Tatem Early History


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Tatem Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tatem research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1230, 1185, 1455, 1487, 1632, 1664, 1632 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Tatem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tatem Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tatem Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tatem Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Tatem or a variant listed above:

Tatem Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Tatem, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Martha Tatem, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Mirrium Tatem, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Nathaniel Tatem, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Tatem Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Tatem, aged 24, arrived in South Carolina in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tatem (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tatem (post 1700)



  • William P. Tatem, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Camden County, 1861-63; U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 1st New Jersey District, 1879
  • William Tatem, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Gloucester County, 1820
  • Samuel Tatem, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Camden County, 1864
  • Joseph B. Tatem, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Camden County, 1847
  • John W. Tatem, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Cockburn Harbour, 1884; San Pedro de Macoris, 1926-32
  • John M. Tatem, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Eastford; Elected 1910
  • James B. Tatem, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 16th District, 1885-86
  • Henry R. Tatem (1859-1938), American politician, Mayor of Collingswood, New Jersey, 1895-96; Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Camden County, 1909-10
  • Charles D. Tatem, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Eastford; Elected 1926
  • Benjamin C. Tatem, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Gloucester County, 1851-52
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  11. ...

The Tatem Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tatem Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 24 June 2016 at 13:01.

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