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Tarpley Family History

Tarpley Name Meaning

English (Northamptonshire): habitational name from Tarporley in Cheshire. The origin of the placename is uncertain but it may derive from Old English thorpera genitive plural of thorpere ‘person who lives in an outlying farmstead’ (from a derivative of thorp ‘secondary settlement outlying farmstead’) + lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’. This surname is now rare in Britain and Ireland.

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


Similar surnames: Tapley, Carley, Barley, Bartley, Tansley, Farley, Darley, Apley

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Where is the Tarpley family from?

You can see how Tarpley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tarpley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tarpley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Tarpley families living in Georgia. This was about 28% of all the recorded Tarpley's in USA. Georgia and 1 other state had the highest population of Tarpley families in 1840.
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What did your Tarpley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tarpley. 28% of Tarpley men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Tarpley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tarpley were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Passenger Lists

There are 524 immigration records available for the last name Tarpley. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Tarpley. For the veterans among your Tarpley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tarpley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tarpley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tarpley in 1945 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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