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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change, including many immigrants with new names. Tavner is a name for a person who kept a tavern or public house.

Tavner Early Origins



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

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Tavner Early History


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Tavner Early History



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

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Tavner Spelling Variations


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Tavner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tavner have been found, including Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.

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Tavner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Tavner In Ireland


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Tavner In Ireland



Some of the Tavner 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Tavner were among those contributors: John Taverner settled in Virginia in 1607; 13 years before the "Mayflower"; Dan and Giles Taverner settled in Virginia in 1654; Thomas Taverner settled in Barbados in 1694.

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