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Tenaglia Name Meaning

Italian: from tenaglia ‘pincers’, ‘pliers’ (from Provencal tenalba, French tenaille, from Latin tenaclum ‘tie’), hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a blacksmith, or possibly a nickname for an incisive person.

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

Similar surnames: Medaglia, Paglia, Treglia, Triglia, Baglio, Coniglio, Caniglia

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Tenaglia Family Origin

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Tenaglia Family Occupations

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Tenaglia Historical Records

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Tenaglia Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Tenaglia life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tenaglia in 1958 was 70, and 85 in 2004.

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