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The surname Tatum 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. 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." 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." 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Tatum include Tatham, Tatam, Tatem, Tatum, Tatim, Tathem, Tattum and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tatum 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 Tatum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tatum Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Tatum Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Tatum Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Tatum Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Tatum Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Tatum Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Tatum Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tatum 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.
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