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The name Tenner comes from one of the family having worked as a person who worked as the local tanner. This occupational surname was originally derived from the work that the original bearer did. In this case the original bearer treated animal skins with tannin in order to prevent the skins from decomposing so that they could use the leather to produce various goods. Occupational names frequently were derived from the principal object associated with the activity of the original bearer, such as tools or products. These types of occupational surnames are called metonymic surnames.

Tenner Early Origins



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

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Tenner Spelling Variations


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Tenner Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tenner have been found, including: Tanner, Tannor and others.

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Tenner Early History


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Tenner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tenner research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1674, 1735, 1630, 1682, 1657, 1658, 1613 and are included under the topic Early Tenner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tenner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tenner Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tenner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tenner In Ireland


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Tenner In Ireland



Some of the Tenner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Tenner, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Tenner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benja Tenner, who arrived in Virginia in 1642

Tenner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gottfried Tenner settled in Philadelphia in 1854
  • John B Tenner, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864
  • Andrew Tenner, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1871
  • Plasidus A Tenner, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1875

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Tenner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tenner 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 23 January 2014 at 14:35.

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