Tansley Family History

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Tansley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tansley in Derbyshire, named from an Old English Tan or Old English tan ‘branch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Wansley, Ansley, Hansley, Tinsley, Manley, Hanley, Hensley, Insley

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Tansley Family Origin

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Tansley Family Occupations

What did your Tansley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tansley. A less common occupation for the Tansley family was Carpenter. The most common Tansley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Tansley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Blacksmith

    9%
  • Cabinet Maker

    9%
  • Carpenter

    9%

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

Tansley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Tansley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tansley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tansley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tansley. For the veterans among your Tansley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tansley Life Expectancy

What is the average Tansley lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tansley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Tansley in 1957 was 71, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tansley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tansley 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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