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Offline mickawinn

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Tart family of Lydd
« on: Saturday 25 November 17 23:02 GMT (UK) »
I am beginning to research this family and already can get back to the late 1700s. However I understand that it is believed they were Huguenots but early enquiries cannot trace that this is so and the name is not listed as a Huguenot name. Any pointers as to possible sources of information?

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Re: Tart family of Lydd
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 November 17 13:32 GMT (UK) »
It's interesting to look at familysearch to see the geographical distribution of the name TART in Kent over the years.  Many seem to come from the Faversham & Sittingbourne area.

The Romney Marsh baptism index shows the earliest TART baptism in 1809.
https://www.woodchurchancestry.org.uk/romneymarshbaptisms/

https://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsLydd/MIsLydd.htm
lists a Richard TART born /baptised 22nd January 1795

An online tree says the name is a variant of TAIT or TATE.

So no evidence of Huguenots so far.
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: Tart family of Lydd
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 November 17 07:47 GMT (UK) »
I have got back to another Richard Tarte in 1766. I have read that the name came from either Tarte or Terrence and that they were Huguenots who arrived in that part of Kent and settled. It is frustrating that I can find no mention of the name in any of the usual Huguenot resources.

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Re: Tart family of Lydd
« Reply #3 on: Monday 27 November 17 12:09 GMT (UK) »
Your Tart Surname could well have been a local corruption of the Huguenot names of 
             
            TARgeT,       TabART,         TestART         or even        Tantarin.

                                Good Luck with your quest. :)
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MARSHALL
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 All these  Families were Born and Bred in Kent

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Re: Tart family of Lydd
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 November 17 12:44 GMT (UK) »
Correction my second name was Tertre not Terrence!