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Tenley Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Tineley in Northumberland, thought to be named with Old English tind ‘tine’, ‘spike’ + leah ‘forest clearing’, or possibly from Teenley, in West Yorkshire, which is recorded in 1538 as Tyndeley and may be named as ‘burnt (Middle English tend) clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Henley, Tetley, Denley, Kenley, Hensley, Manley, Exley, Onley, Fenley

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Tenley Family Origin

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Tenley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Gardner

    18%
  • And Undertaker

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

In 1880, Farmer, Gardner and And Undertaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tenley. The most common Tenley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Tenley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tenley family was Keeping House.

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Tenley Historical Records

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Tenley Life Expectancy

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