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