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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.

Tavener Early Origins



The surname Tavener was first found in Essex where they held a family seat from early times.

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Tavener Spelling Variations


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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.

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Tavener Early History


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Tavener Early History



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.

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Tavener Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tavener Early Notables (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.

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Tavener In Ireland


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Tavener In 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 is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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" [1]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tavener (post 1700)


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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 [2]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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849HarryLorrequer.htm
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Tavener Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tavener 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.

This page was last modified on 9 November 2015 at 10:51.

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