Thomas Tanner

1847–
Ontario, Canada

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Tanner was born about 1847, in Ontario, Canada, his father, James Tanner, was 37 and his mother, Jane Lonesbury, was 36.

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World Events (3)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 20

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 22

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1871

Age 24

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: occupational name for a tanner of skins, Middle English tanner, Middle Dutch taenre. (The Middle English form derives from Old English tannere, from Late Latin tannarius, reinforced by Old French taneor, from Late Latin tannator; both Late Latin forms derive from a verb tannare, possibly from a Celtic word for the oak, whose bark was used in the process.)2 Swiss and German: habitational name for someone from any of several places called Tanne (in the Harz Mountains and Silesia) or Tann (southern Germany).3 Finnish: topographic or ornamental name from Finnish tanner ‘open field’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Tanner - Government record: birth-name: Thomas Tanner

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