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Tinley Name Meaning

English (northern England and Midlands):: habitational name from Teenley Hill in Wigglesworth (Yorkshire) or Tineley in Ellingham (Northumberland). The placenames may derive from Old English tind ‘tine spike prong’ + lēah ‘wood woodland clearing’ or perhaps from a derivative of tendan ‘to burn’ + lēah for a ‘burnt clearing’. The surname may also be from Tinley Lodge Farm in Hildenborough (Kent) though no early records of this placename have been noted and it may derive from the surname. probably sometimes a variant of Tindall or Tilney .

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


Similar surnames: Tilley, Ainley, Tinsley, Tenley, Tingley, Titley, Willey, Wiley

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Where is the Tinley family from?

You can see how Tinley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tinley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tinley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Tinley families living in Georgia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Tinley's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Tinley families in 1840.
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What did your Tinley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tinley. 24% of Tinley men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Tinley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tinley were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tinley. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tinley. For the veterans among your Tinley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tinley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Tinley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tinley in 1963 was 70, and 74 in 2004.

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