The ancestors of the Tevenor family migrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The surname Tevenor is for a person who kept a tavern
or public house.
Early Origins of the Tevenor family
The surname Tevenor was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Tevenor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tevenor 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 Tevenor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tevenor Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tevenor family name include Taverner, Tabenor, Tabiner, Tavernor, Taviner, Tavenor and many more.
Early Notables of the Tevenor family (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 Tevenor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tevenor family to Ireland
Some of the Tevenor family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Tevenor family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Tevenor family to immigrate North America: 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.