The name ‘Tanner’ originates from England. It is derived from the English occupational name for a tanner of skins, from the Middle English word ‘tanner’ (itself from the Old English word ‘tannere’ from the Late Latin word ‘tannarius’, reinforced by the Old Flemish word ‘taneor’, from the Late Latin word ‘tannator’; both late Latin forms derive from the verb ‘tannare’, possibly from a Celtic word for the oak, whose bark was used in the process). In German it is a topographic name as a variant of ‘Tann’, and ‘Tanne’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Tanner’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 12th century were a ‘Ansketill le Tanur’, is recorded on The Pipe Rolls, or Sheriffs Annual Accounts for the counties of Cumberland, and Durham during the reigns of Henry II, and Richard I, in 1189. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when … Coat of arms: Or, on a chief s…
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