Early Origins of the Tattenhill family
The surname Tattenhill was first found in Cheshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the manor of Tattenhall. Recorded first as Tatenale in the Domesday Book
of 1086, the place name literally means "nook of land of a man called Tata," from the Old English personal name
+ "halh." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Today, Tattenhall is a village and civil parish, 8 miles south-east of Chester. Tatton Hall is a country house in Tatton Park near Knutsford, Cheshire. Tettenhall is a village in within the city of Wolverhampton, now in the West Midlands and was the site of The Battle of Tettenhall where forces of Mercia and Wessex met an army of Northumbrian Vikings on 5 August 910.
Early History of the Tattenhill family
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Tattenhill Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Tattenhill has been spelled many different ways, including Tattenhall, Tatnall, Tatnell and others.
Early Notables of the Tattenhill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tattenhill family to Ireland
Some of the Tattenhill family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tattenhill family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Tattenhills to arrive in North America: Thomas Tattnell settled in Maryland in 1684.