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Tempest Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): nickname for someone with a blustery temperament, from Middle English, Old French tempest(e) ‘storm’ (Latin tempestas ‘weather’, ‘season’, a derivative of tempus ‘time’).

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


Similar surnames: Tempesta, Test, Genest, Empey, Emmett, Combest, Tomes, Stempel

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Tempest Family Origin

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Tempest Family Occupations

What did your Tempest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tempest family was Keeping House. The most common Tempest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Tempest's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tempest.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Tempest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tempest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tempest 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tempest. 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 Tempest. For the veterans among your Tempest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tempest Life Expectancy

What is the average Tempest lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tempest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Tempest in 1954 was 45, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tempest

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tempest 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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