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Tennant Surname Origin

Tenant, a person holding lands under another, from Teneo, Latin, to hold. Local, Tyn, Welsh, a stretch, and nant, a ravine.

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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'People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.' --Edmund Burke

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