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

Similar surnames: Tinney, Tarpey, Tunney, Hanley, Manley, Tanney, Linsey, Nanney

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Tansey Family Origin

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Tansey Family Occupations

What did your Tansey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tansey. A less common occupation for the Tansey family was Carpenter. The most common Tansey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Tansey's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Tansey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Tansey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tansey 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tansey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tansey. For the veterans among your Tansey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tansey Life Expectancy

What is the average Tansey lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Tansey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tansey in 1950 was 46, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tansey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tansey 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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