Tansey Family History
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Tansey Name Meaning
Irish (Connacht) and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Tánaiste ‘son of the tanist’. The word tanist denoted a senior and respected member of a clan who was heir presumptive to its chief. Clan leadership was not hereditary, but depended on ability.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press