Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈtæŋ.kɹɪd/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Norman form of the Germanic name Thancrat meaning "thought and counsel", derived from the elements thank meaning "thought, consideration, thanks" (Old High German danc, Old Frankish þank) and rat meaning "counsel, advice". This name was common among the medieval Norman nobility of southern Italy, being the name of the founder of the Hauteville family. It was borne by a leader of the First Crusade, described by Torquato Tasso in his epic poem Jerusalem Delivered (1580).

Related Names

Rootsþank/danc + rad/rat
Other Languages & CulturesTancrède(French) Thancrat(Germanic) Tancredi(Italian) Tancredo(Portuguese) Tancredo(Spanish)

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Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1405.
Entry updated December 7, 2022