Tarnhari was a member of the List Society, who studied the hidden runic lore concealed within European heraldry.
Tarnharis real name was Ernst Lauterer and he used his own surname to demonstrate these hidden runic elements.
Tarnhari claimed his own surname derived from the runes - Laf Tar and Ar - as found in the byname of Wotan - Ulaftarhari. Tarnhari claimed to have traced his own ancestry back to the sixteen hundreds to the family Lautrer von Dofering. Below is one of his books which explained his family name in rune-lore.