Re: TANT,Margaret UK
See Tant Origins
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Via IGI I have traced it to Harborough Magna and Wyken, both to east of Coventry with substantial entries from about 1560 to 1650s.
So far I have not found any significant European records, although there seems to be a general legend of such origins.
No one has yet come up with any hard data to substantiate Europens, particularly French suggestions.