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The name Tennner is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who 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.

Early Origins of the Tennner family


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

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Early History of the Tennner family

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Early History of the Tennner family


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

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Tennner Spelling Variations

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Tennner Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Tennner include Tanner, Tannor and others.

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Early Notables of the Tennner family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Tennner family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tennner family to Ireland

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Migration of the Tennner family to Ireland


Some of the Tennner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Tennner family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Tennner family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Daniel Tanner settled in Virginia in 1618; two years before the "Mayflower"; Maurice Tanner settled in New England in 1663; William Tanner settled in Pennsylvania in 1682.

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