Tennessen Family History

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Tennessen Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of Norwegian Tønnessen (see Tonnessen), or possibly of German Thönissen, a patronymic from a short form of the personal name Antonius (see Anthony), or a respelling of English Tennison.

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


Similar surnames: Tonnessen, Tonnesen, Teunissen, Jenness, Tennell, Nellessen

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Tennessen Family Origin

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Tennessen Family Occupations

What did your Tennessen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tennessen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Tennessen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    100%

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Tennessen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Tennessen Life Expectancy

What is the average Tennessen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tennessen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tennessen in 1957 was 60, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tennessen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tennessen 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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