Origins Available: English
name Tunner comes from when its first bearer worked as 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 Tunner family
The surname Tunner was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Tunner family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tunner 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 Tunner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tunner Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Tunner include Tanner, Tannor and others.
Early Notables of the Tunner family (pre 1700)
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tunner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tunner family to Ireland
Some of the Tunner 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 Tunner family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Tunner or a variant listed above: 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.