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Tetley Family History

Tetley Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire):: habitational name from Tetlow in Manchester. The placename derives from the Old English male personal name Tetta or female Tette + Old English hlāw ‘mound hill’. occasionally a habitational name from Tetley in Crowle (Lincolnshire). The placename derives from the Old English male personal name Tetta or female Tette + Old English lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Tenley, Betley, Titley, Exley, Batley, Tilley, Heatley, Webley

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Where is the Tetley family from?

You can see how Tetley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tetley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tetley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Tetley family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Tetley's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Tetley families in 1840.
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What did your Tetley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tetley. 28% of Tetley men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Tetley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tetley were Farm Laborer and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Tetley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tetley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tetley. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Tetley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tetley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tetley in 1946 was 25, and 87 in 2004.

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