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Tankersley Family History

Tankersley Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire and Lincolnshire):: habitational name from Tankersley in Yorkshire named from the Old English personal name Thancrēd (genitive Thancrēdes) + Old English lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’. This surname has now died out in Britain. occasional variant of Donkersley itself a variant of Dunkerley see Dunkley .

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

Similar surnames: Eckersley, Tansley, Calverley, Hattersley, Wansley, Eversley, Akeley

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Where is the Tankersley family from?

You can see how Tankersley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tankersley family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Tankersley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Tankersley families living in Georgia. This was about 45% of all the recorded Tankersley's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Tankersley families in 1840.
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What did your Tankersley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tankersley. 24% of Tankersley men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Tankersley women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tankersley were Farming and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Tankersley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tankersley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 676 immigration records available for the last name Tankersley. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Tankersley. For the veterans among your Tankersley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tankersley lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tankersley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tankersley in 1940 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

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