Tennent Family History

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Tennent Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant spelling of Tennant.

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

Similar surnames: Tennant, Bennet, Tenner, Jennett, Teinert, Kennen, Sennett, Talent

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Tennent Family Origin

Where is the Tennent family from?

Tennent Family Occupations

What did your Tennent ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tennent occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Tennent's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tennent family was Merchant. Farmer, Engineer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tennent.

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  • Farmer

  • Engineer

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


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

Tennent Historical Records

What Tennent family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Tennent. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tennent 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tennent. 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 Tennent. For the veterans among your Tennent ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tennent Life Expectancy

What is the average Tennent lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Tennent life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Tennent in 1958 was 50, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tennent

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tennent 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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