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Tinner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a tin worker, Middle English tinier, an agent derivative of Middle English, Old English tin.

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


Similar surnames: Pinner, Tanner, Finner, Zinner, Binner, Tinker, Tinder, Jenner

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Where is the Tinner family from?

You can see how Tinner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tinner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tinner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Tinner families living in North Carolina. This was about 33% of all the recorded Tinner's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Tinner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tinner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tinner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tinner. 30% of Tinner men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Tinner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tinner were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Tinner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tinner 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 583 immigration records available for the last name Tinner. 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 626 military records available for the last name Tinner. For the veterans among your Tinner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tinner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tinner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Tinner in 1962 was 66, and 65 in 2004.

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