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Tingler Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle English tingel denoting a very small nail or tack for someone who made sold or used such nails. See also Tingle . This surname has now died out in Britian. German: variant of Tengler . Probably also an Americanized form of North German Tüngler: habitational name for someone from Tunglen near Oldenburg (Lower Saxony) or alternatively a topographic name for someone living on a tongue-shaped piece of land from Middle Low German tungle ‘tongue’.

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


Similar surnames: Singler, Tinkler, Tingley, Ringler, Tingle, Dingle, Zingler, Ringer

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Where is the Tingler family from?

You can see how Tingler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tingler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tingler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Tingler families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Tingler's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Tingler families in 1840.
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What did your Tingler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tingler. 30% of Tingler men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Tingler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tingler were Clerk and Nurse. .

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    29%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Nurse
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tingler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tingler 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 178 immigration records available for the last name Tingler. 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 877 military records available for the last name Tingler. For the veterans among your Tingler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tingler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tingler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tingler in 1945 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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