Tattersall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Tattersall reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Tattersall family lived in Lincolnshire, in the parish of Tattersall (Tattershall.)

Early Origins of the Tattersall family

The surname Tattersall was first found in Lincolnshire where William the Conqueror bestowed this and other lands upon one of his followers called Eudo, from whom descended Robert de Tateshall, who built Tattershall castle, and whose son was created Baron Tateshall in 1295. [1] [2] Another source has a slightly different timeline: "This place was a Roman military post, as two encampments at Tattershall Park in its immediate neighbourhood indicate; and was granted at the Conquest to Eudo, one of William's followers, whose descendants erected a castle about 1440, south-westward from the town. The fortress stood on a moor, and was surrounded by two fosses, which received the waters of the Bain; the principal part was demolished during the parliamentary war. " [3] The Domesday Book of 1086 lists the place as Tateshale. [4]

Early History of the Tattersall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tattersall research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1295, 1724 and 1795 are included under the topic Early Tattersall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tattersall Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Tattersall include Tattersall, Tattershall, Tateshall, Tatersall, Tatershall, Tatteshall, Tetstall and many more.

Early Notables of the Tattersall family (pre 1700)

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United States Tattersall migration to the United States +

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Tattersalls to arrive on North American shores:

Tattersall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Tattersall who settled in New Jersey in 1677 with his wife and children
Tattersall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christopher Tattersall, who settled in Savannah, Georgia in 1820

Australia Tattersall migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Tattersall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Wilkinson Tattersall, English convict who was convicted in Preston, Lancaster, England for 7 years, transported aboard the ""Blenheim"" on 24th July 1850, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) and Norfolk Island, Australia [5]
  • Margaret Tattersall, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [6]

New Zealand Tattersall migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Tattersall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Tattersall, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Tattersall, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • L Tattersall, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • William Tattersall, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Ann Tattersall, aged 34, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tattersall (post 1700) +

  • Richard Tattersall (1724-1795), English founder of Tattersalls in 1766, the main auctioneer of race horses in Ireland and the United Kingdom
  • Ian Tattersall, British-born, American paleoanthropologist and curator emeritus with the American Museum of Natural History
  • Gale Tattersall (b. 1948), British-born, American Emmy Award nominated film maker and cinematographer
  • W. K. Tattersall, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives, 1857-58, 1861 [7]
  • Philip K. Tattersall, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Guayaquil, 1932-38 [7]
  • Fred J. Tattersall, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Passaic County, 1917-21 [7]
  • William de Chair Tattersall (1752-1829), English editor of psalmodies, the second son of James Tattersall (d. 1784)
  • Major Philippa Tattersall (b. 1975), nicknamed "Pip," and English Royal Marine officer, the first woman to succeed in the 9-week All Arms Commando Course
  • William Tattersall, English professional association footballer who played from 1894-1896
  • Walter Medley Tattersall (1882-1943), English zoologist and marine biologist
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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