When the ancestors of the Tavener family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a person who kept a tavern
or public house.
Early Origins of the Tavener family
The surname Tavener was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Tavener family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tavener research.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1305, 1361, 1759, 1397, 1407, 1397, 1402, 1406, 1407, 1417, 1417, 1490, 1545, 1505, 1575, 1572, 1584, 1638, 1680, 1768, 1736, 1739, 1690 and 1706 are included under the topic Early Tavener History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tavener Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.
Early Notables of the Tavener family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was William Taverner ( fl.
1397-1407), of Leominster, an English politician, Member of Parliamnet for Leominster in 1397, 1402, 1406 and 1407; William Taverner (fl. 1417), an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Lyme Regis in 1417; John Taverner (1490-1545), English composer and organist... Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tavener Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tavener family to Ireland
Some of the Tavener family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Tavener family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tavener Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John B. Tavener, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
Tavener Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Tavener, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
Contemporary Notables of the name Tavener (post 1700)
- John Adam "Jackie" Tavener (1897-1969), nicknamed "Rabbit," and American Major League Baseball player who played from 1921 to 1934
- John Tavener (1921-1993), American football player, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990
- Walter H. Tavener, American Democrat politician, Chair of Union County Democratic Party, 1919-20 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Sir John Tavener (1944-2013), English composer and Professor at Trinity College whose works include: The Whale (1966), The Protecting Veil (1988), Song for Athene (1993) and others
- Mark Tavener (1952-2007), British novelist