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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, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer"

Tavener Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Tavener 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
  • 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



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    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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