Origin of the Name Taber
The ancient history of the name Taber
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. Variants of Taber include Taberer, Tabor and Tabrar. This is an occupational name from the office of 'the taborer', who was a player on a tabor or tabour, a small drum. This name is of English descent and is found in many ancient manuscripts in the above country. Examples of such are a John le Taburer, of County Northamptonshire, who was recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273 and a Peter le Taburer who was recorded in the 'Close Rolls' during the reign of Edward I. Names were recorded in these ancient documents to make it easier for their overlords to collect taxes and to keep records of the population at any given time. When the overlords acquired lands by either force or gifts from their rulers, they created charters of ownership for themselves and their vassals. In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers and traders who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The Taber coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Taber descendants.