Tenn Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Tenn Name Meaning

Origin uncertain. The 1881 British census records some thirty bearers of the surname Ten(n), in some cases in compounds such as Ten Brocke, Ten Bruggenkate, and Ten Meer, which are clearly of Dutch origin; whether the other examples are a residual element of such names is a possibility that can be verified only by genealogical research.

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


Similar surnames: Genn, Penn, Wein, Teng, Bann, Bein, Bean, Finn, Henn, Sens

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Tenn Family Origin

Where is the Tenn family from?

Tenn Family Occupations

What did your Tenn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tenn occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Tenn's were Laborers. Laborer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tenn. A less common occupation for the Tenn family was Weaver In Woolen Mill.

View Census data for Tenn | Data not to scale

  • Laborer

    50%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Weaver In Woolen Mill

    25%

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

Tenn Historical Records

What Tenn family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tenn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tenn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Tenn

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Tenn. 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.

View all Tenn immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tenn. For the veterans among your Tenn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Tenn military records

You've only scratched the surface of Tenn family history.

Tenn Life Expectancy

What is the average Tenn lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tenn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Tenn in 1963 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tenn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tenn 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.

Famous Tenn Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Look up another name