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Tankersley Family History

Tankersley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Tankersley in South Yorkshire (formerly in the West Riding), named in Old English as ‘Tancred’s clearing (leah)’. Compare Italian Tancredi.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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27,541 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,257 Military Records
514 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Tankersley Families

  • Number of Tankersley families
     41 - 80
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Tankersley families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Tankersley last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Tankersley census records

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Tankersley Family Origin

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Tankersley Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Tankersley

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Tankersley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Tankersley census records

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Tankersley Civil War Service Records

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