Tavenier is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England
with the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a person who kept a tavern
or public house.
Early Origins of the Tavenier family
The surname Tavenier was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Tavenier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tavenier 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 Tavenier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tavenier Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.
Early Notables of the Tavenier 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 Tavenier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tavenier family to Ireland
Some of the Tavenier 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 Tavenier family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Tavenier or a variant listed above were:
Tavenier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Mrs. Tavenier, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1910
- Clement Tavenier, aged 10, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1914
- Robert Tavenier, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1920
- Egbert Tavenier, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1921