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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tav"ern
A public house where travelers and other transient guests are accomodated with rooms and meals; an inn; a hotel; especially, in modern times, a public house licensed to sell liquor in small quantities.

Etymology: OE. taverne, F. taverne, from L. taberna a hut, booth, tavern. Cf. Table Tabernacle

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A building with a bar that is licensed to sell alcoholic drinks

From Old French taverne (“wine shop”), from Latin taberna (“inn”).

  1. A building containing a bar licensed to sell alcoholic drinks; an inn.

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Fun Facts about the name Tavern

  • How Popular is the name Tavern? Tavern is the 89,249th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tavern have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Tavern in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tavern? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2009 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tavern first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tavern is Monday, June 8th, 1959.
  • What year had the most people named Tavern born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tavern was in 2009 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tavern: Your name in reverse order is Nrevat. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ertanv. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Tavern born Apr 8, 1938

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 850. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.