Early Origins of the Tattnell family
The surname Tattnell 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 Tattnell family
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Tattnell Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tattnell family name include Tattenhall, Tatnall, Tatnell and others.
Early Notables of the Tattnell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tattnell family to Ireland
Some of the Tattnell 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 Tattnell family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Tattnell surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Tattnell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Tattnell, who settled in Maryland in 1684