Last name: Tatum
This name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from the place called 'Tatham' in Lancashire near Lancaster. The placename is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Tathaim', and in the Fines Court Rolls of Lancashire for 1202 as 'Tateham', and means 'Tata's homestead', derived from the Old English pre 7th Century personal name 'tata' and 'ham', a settlement, farm or homestead. Locational names were usually given to the lord of the manor and to those former inhabitants of a place who left it to live or work in another area, and were best identified by the name of their birth-place. The development of the surname includes William de Tatham (1230, Lancashire), and Johannes de Tatam (1379, Yorkshire). The modern surname can be found as Tatam, Tatham, Tatem and Tatum. One Nathaniell Tatam was an early settler in the New World; he is recorded as a resident of 'Sherley Hundred' in the Virginia Colony in 1623, having emigrated in the 'George' in May 1619. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William de Tateham, which was dated 1208, in the 'Pleas before the King', Yorkshire, during the reign of King John, known as 'Lackland', 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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I am also a Tatum from Yorkshire, England i'm trying to work out my family tree so i thought a bit of research would go well with it anyone want to get in touch my email is Ptatum1987@gmail.com
Curtis Deshawon Tatum
I'm a Tatum by marriage Gandermother Emma L Tatum & Grandfather Charley Freeman Mother Emma J Tatum Father Curtis Fuzz I was born in Davenport Ia. I just found out about the Tatum Surname.
i am a tatum too but can not seem to find anything beyond my great grandfather william (bill) tatum the 4 and great grandmother Arlene Tatum whom live in bowling green va
i to am a tatum and im only 17 at this time i have to do research on my last name
I am Tatum in the down line of Albert Tatum (Founder of Tatum, TX) I'm living in Dallas, TX
Im from Paul glin Tatam
I am a Direct desendant of Nathaniel Tatum of Virginia
I am a direct decendant as well.
I am from George Washington Tatum. I am from NC
I am decended from the Tatums through Virginia Tatum