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Tavenner 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.

Tavenner Early Origins



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

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Tavenner Spelling Variations


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Tavenner Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.

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Tavenner Early History


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Tavenner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tavenner 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 Tavenner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tavenner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tavenner 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 Tavenner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tavenner In Ireland


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Tavenner In Ireland



Some of the Tavenner 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Tavenner or a variant listed above:

Tavenner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George T Tavenner, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tavenner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tavenner (post 1700)



  • Clyde Howard Tavenner (1882-1942), U.S. Representative from Illinois
  • L. M. Tavenner, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1912
  • Frank Stacy Tavenner Jr. (b. 1895), American Democrat politician, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 1940-48; Acting Chief Counsel, International Prosecutions Section, Tokyo, Japan, 1947
  • F. S. Tavenner, American politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 10th District, 1904-07, 1912-15
  • Clyde Howard Tavenner (1882-1942), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois 14th District, 1913-17

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Tavenner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tavenner 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 19 December 2015 at 02:40.

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