The ancient name of Thenner finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Thenner family
The surname Thenner was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Thenner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thenner 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 Thenner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Thenner Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Thenner family name include Tanner, Tannor and others.
Early Notables of the Thenner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Thenner family to Ireland
Some of the Thenner 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 Thenner family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Thenner surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.