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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Sonny tatam
Im from Paul glin Tatam

I am Tatum in the down line of Albert Tatum (Founder of Tatum, TX) I'm living in Dallas, TX

kimberly Tatum
i to am a tatum and im only 17 at this time i have to do research on my last name

April Tatum
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

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.

Philip Tatum
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

jesse tatum

I'm a tatum from newzealand,there's about 12 of us,don't really no much else,

Michel Berube

I'm a French Canadian but my first ancestor in America came from Upper Normandy. Our family name is very rare in France and it came from a place named Beruby in Middle Age England (for instance one known today as Barby in Northamptonshire) or one of the other places of this name located in Yorkshire (Borrowby today). Genetically, I belong to a very very small undergroup (S29/S15627) with people named Tatum, Proctor or Horton.

Sheila Tatum

I am a descendent of Talmadge Tatum tracing my family history. I think sometime around the potato famine my great great grandfather came from a place in Ireland called Tatumshane or Tatumshire in about 1847. Maybe through the gulf of mexico into louisiana but need more research to be sure.

Phillip Tatum

Hi I was born December 7th 1998 im looking fpr my mom and dad if you get this mesig call nme at 805 922 3064

Alexander Tathum
hi, i was born September 7th 1987, I just know that my great-grandfather came to Nicaragua from Jamaica . =/

Ann Tatum
I am a direct descendant of Nathanial Tatum who came to Jametown in 1619. I have traced this line back to King Henry II who goes back to William the Conquerer.

John Tatum
My Dad was Merlin M. Tatum from Noble, mom was a Buvens from Many, La ...any information about family tree is welcome...send to said we came from Yorkshire others from Wales...?

Brian Tatum
Im a Tatum born in 1977 originally from Sanford Fl now living in Ocala. My father's name was Gary and he had a brother named Dudley and there parents were Harold and Mable Tatum. Thats pretty much all i know about my history. Anybody that see's this post that has more info my email is

Dustin Tatum
Just want to know if iam Irish or English? My mom is all English her name. Is Lara. Burnham on her dad's side. And Whitney on her mother's side. So. If anyone can help me please call at 719 6720330. Thanks so much!

Dustin Tatum
Just want to know if iam Irish or English? My mom is all English her name. Is Lara. Burnham on her dad's side. And Whitney on her mother's side. So. If anyone can help me please call at 719 6720330. Thanks so much!

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