Tennor is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who worked as the local tanner.
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 Tennor family
The surname Tennor was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Tennor family
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Tennor Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Tennor has appeared include Tanner, Tannor and others.
Early Notables of the Tennor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tennor family to Ireland
Some of the Tennor 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.
Migration of the Tennor family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Tennor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Andrew Tennor, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Eliza Tennor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Jane Tennor, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Margaret Tennor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Mary Tennor, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750