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Tebay Family History

Tebay Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Tebay in Cumbria. Respelling of German Tiebe, from a short form of several names formed with theod ‘people’ as the first element. Compare Diebel, Tebbe.

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


Similar surnames: Terry, Bay, Lemay, Delay, Tea, Tay, Tobar, Teal, Tobey, Teran

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Where is the Tebay family from?

You can see how Tebay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tebay family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tebay families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Tebay families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Tebay's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Tebay families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tebay surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tebay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tebay. 48% of Tebay men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    48%
  • Mechanic
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Tebay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tebay 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 239 immigration records available for the last name Tebay. 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 335 military records available for the last name Tebay. For the veterans among your Tebay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tebay lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Tebay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Tebay in 1965 was 73, and 91 in 2004.

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