Tanguay Family History

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Tanguay Name Meaning

French (Breton) and English (of Norman origin): from a personal name, a contraction of Tanneguy, from Breton tan ‘fire’, and ki, ‘dog’, which was borne by a 6th-century Christian saint associated with Paul Aurelian. The name was introduced to England at the time of the Norman Conquest.

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

Similar surnames: Tangney, January, Langley, Mangal, Banbury, Fanguy, Longway, Tango

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Tanguay Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tanguay name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tanguay. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Germanic Europe


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Tanguay Family Origin

Where is the Tanguay family from?

Tanguay Family Occupations

What did your Tanguay ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Laborer and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tanguay. A less common occupation for the Tanguay family was Works In Printery. The most common Tanguay occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 40% of Tanguay's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Painter

  • Works In Printery


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tanguay ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tanguay Historical Records

What Tanguay family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Tanguay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanguay census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tanguay. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Tanguay. For the veterans among your Tanguay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tanguay Life Expectancy

What is the average Tanguay lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Tanguay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Tanguay in 1949 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tanguay

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tanguay ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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