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Tea Family History

Tea Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): probably a variant of Tye. Compare Tee. Perhaps also an Americanized spelling of German Thie. Cambodian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Teat, Teas, Teal, Sea, Tear, Lea, Tee, Deal, Te, Rea

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Where is the Tea family from?

You can see how Tea families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tea family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tea families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Tea families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Tea's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Tea families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tea surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tea ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tea. 42% of Tea men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Tea women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tea were Salesman and School Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • School Teacher
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tea census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 736 immigration records available for the last name Tea. 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 Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Tea. For the veterans among your Tea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tea lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tea in 1963 was 81, and 74 in 2004.

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