Tinney Family History

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Tinney Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’, from sionnach ‘fox’. Compare Shinnick.

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

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

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Tinney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tinney name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tinney. 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


  • Norway


  • Italy


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Tinney Family Origin

Where is the Tinney family from?

Tinney Family Occupations

What did your Tinney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tinney. A less common occupation for the Tinney family was Farm Laborer. The most common Tinney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Tinney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tinney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tinney Historical Records

What Tinney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Tinney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tinney 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 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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Draft Card

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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Tinney Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tinney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tinney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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