Tavernier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Tavernier came to England with the ancestors of the Tavernier family in the Norman Conquest in 1066. The surname Tavernier is for a person who kept a tavern or public house. [1]

"A family of this name was long seated at Elmham in Norfolk, where Ralph Le Taverner is mentioned in 1272, and only died out in 1682, leaving younger branches to flourish in Essex, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire. John Taverner, we are told, distinguished himself at Agincourt." [2]

Early Origins of the Tavernier family

The surname Tavernier was first found in Yorkshire where William le Tauerner, Tauernier was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1175 and 1177. Later, William le Tavenerner was found in Warwickshire in 1268. [3]

Up in Scotland, one of the first records found was "Henry le Taverner, a crossbowman, one of the English garrison of Linlithgow Castle in 1305." [4]

Early History of the Tavernier family

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Tavernier 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 Tavernier 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; and John Taverner (1490-1545), English composer and organist, generally regarded as the most important English composer of his era. Richard Taverner (1505-1575), was...
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Tavernier Ranking

In France, the name Tavernier is the 607th most popular surname with an estimated 7,757 people with that name. [5]

Ireland Migration of the Tavernier family to Ireland

Some of the Tavernier 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.


United States Tavernier migration to the United States +

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 Tavernier or a variant listed above were:

Tavernier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Samuel Tavernier, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [6]
Tavernier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gustav Tavernier, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [6]
  • Maria Tavernier, aged 45, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Tavernier Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Rosalie Tavernier, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Albert Tavernier, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1903
  • Elise Tavernier, aged 22, who immigrated to America from Ludwigshafen, Germany, in 1906
  • Charles Tavernier, aged 44, who settled in America from Beernem, Belgium, in 1913
  • Verner E. Tavernier, who settled in America from England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Tavernier migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tavernier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Tavernier, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Jehan Tavernier, who arrived in Montreal in 1660
Tavernier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Julien Tavernier, who landed in Montreal in 1749

Contemporary Notables of the name Tavernier (post 1700) +

  • Bertrand Tavernier (1941-2021), French director, screenwriter, actor and producer
  • Claudine "Colo" O'Hagan Tavernier (1945-2020), British-French screenwriter
  • Jules Tavernier (1844-1889), French painter
  • Jean Baptiste Tavernier (1605-1689), French traveler
  • Émilie Tavernier Gamelin S.P. (1800-1851), French Canadian social worker and Roman Catholic Religious Sister, founder of the Sisters of Providence of Montreal, beatified by Pope John Paul II (2001)


  1. ^ Barber, Henry, British Family Names London: Elliot Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, 1894. Print.
  2. ^ Cleveland, Dutchess of The Battle Abbey Roll with some Account of the Norman Lineages. London: John Murray, Abermarle Street, 1889. Print. Volume 3 of 3
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  6. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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