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Tenney Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): from a medieval personal name, a diminutive of Dennis 1.

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


Similar surnames: Tenley, Benney, Tennis, Tunney, Henney, Winney, Denny, Tawney, Berney

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Tenney Family Origin

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Tenney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tenney. The most common Tenney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Tenney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tenney family was Laborer.

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Tenney Historical Records

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Tenney Life Expectancy

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