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Tinney Name Meaning

Irish (Tyrone): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ from sionnach ‘fox’. Compare Shinnick . English (southwestern): habitational name from Tinhay in Lifton Tinney in Pyworthy or Twinyeo in Kingsteignton (all Devon). The placenames derive from Old English betwēonan ‘between’ with early loss of be- + Old English ēa ‘river stream water’.

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


Similar surnames: Tunney, Kinney, Tanney, Hinsey, Kinner, Finley, Birney, Tinkey

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Where is the Tinney family from?

You can see how Tinney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tinney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tinney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 25 Tinney families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Tinney's in USA. New York had the highest population of Tinney families in 1840.
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What did your Tinney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tinney. 21% of Tinney men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Tinney women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tinney were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    21%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tinney. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Tinney. For the veterans among your Tinney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tinney lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tinney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tinney in 1952 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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