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Tawney Early Origins



The surname Tawney was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire. The name originated Saint Aubin du Thenney in Eure. Richard de Tani still held his estates in Thenney which was in the honor of Gilbert FitzRichard.

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Tawney Spelling Variations


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Tawney Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Taney, Tanney, Tauny, Tauney, Tawney, Tawny, Tannie, Tani and many more.

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Tawney Early History


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Tawney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tawney research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1455, 1487, 1786, 1608, 1659, 1654 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Tawney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tawney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tawney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was the Taney family of Essex; and TheaurauJohn Tany (bap. Thomas Totney 1608-1659), an English preacher and religious visionary, the morning 30 December 1654, Tany made...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tawney Notables 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Tawney or a variant listed above:

Tawney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Tawney, who arrived in Virginia in 1655
  • Michael Tawney, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • Mary Tawney, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

Tawney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Tawney, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tawney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tawney (post 1700)



  • Lenore Tawney (1907-2007), American fiber artist
  • James Albertus Tawney (1855-1919), American politician from Minnesota; U.S. Representative 18931911
  • James Albertus Tawney (1855-1919), American Republican politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 15th District, 1891-95; U.S. Representative from Minnesota 1st District, 1893-1911
  • Everett F. Tawney, American politician, Candidate for Minnesota State Senate 2nd District, 1926
  • Cyril Tawney (1930-2005), English singer and songwriter
  • Richard Henry Tawney (1880-1962), English economist

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Tawney Historic Events


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Tawney Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. David R Tawney (b. 1918), English Musician serving for the Royal Marine Band from Gosport, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Tawney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tawney 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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