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Tancred

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Tancred or Tankred is a masculine given name of Germanic origin that comes from thank- (thought) and -rath (counsel), meaning "well-thought advice". It was used in the High Middle Ages mainly by the Normans (see French Tancrède) and especially associated with the Hauteville family in Italy. It is rare today as a first name, but still common as a Norman surname: Tanqueray, Tanquerey, Tanqueret. Its Italian form is Tancredi and in Latin it is Tancredus. Its Italian patronymic is also Tancredi. People with the given name In chronological order: *Tancred, Torthred, and Tova (died 869 or 870), Anglo-Saxon siblings who were saints, hermits and martyrs *Tancred of Hauteville (c. 980–1041), minor Norman lord, founder of the Hauteville family *Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1075–1112), a leader of the First Crusade *Tancred, Count of Syracuse (1104) *Tancred of Conversano, Count of Brindisi; banished 1133 *Tancred, Prince of Bari (c. 1119–between 1138 and 1140), son of Roger II of Sic
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