Tingley Family History

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Tingley Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Dingle. Possibly an altered spelling of North German Tüngler, a 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’. English: habitational name, possibly from Tingley in West Yorkshire, named from Old English þing ‘meeting’, ‘assembly’ + hlaw ‘mound’. However, this is a predominantly southern name, associated chiefly with Sussex and Kent, which suggests that a different, unidentified source may be involved.

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

Similar surnames: Tinsley, Tingler, Bingley, Dingley, Winkley, Lindley, Tingle, Tenley

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Tingley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tingley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tingley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Tingley Family Origin

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Tingley Family Occupations

What did your Tingley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tingley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Tingley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tingley family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tingley.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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Tingley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Tingley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tingley 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 Tingley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tingley. For the veterans among your Tingley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tingley Life Expectancy

What is the average Tingley lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Tingley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Tingley in 1945 was 42, and 81 in 2004.

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