Tinsley Family History

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Tinsley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in South Yorkshire near Rotherham, named in Old English with the genitive case of an unattested personal name Tynni + hlaw ‘hill’, ‘mound’, ‘barrow’. This name is also established in Ulster.

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


Similar surnames: Tingley, Insley, Kinsley, Tansley, Winkley, Wansley, Hunsley, Lindley

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Tinsley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tinsley name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    7%

  • Benin/Togo

    5%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

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Tinsley Family Origin

Where is the Tinsley family from?

Tinsley Family Occupations

What did your Tinsley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tinsley family was Farm Laborer. The most common Tinsley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Tinsley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tinsley.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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

Tinsley Historical Records

What Tinsley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Tinsley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tinsley 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Tinsley. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Tinsley. For the veterans among your Tinsley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tinsley Life Expectancy

What is the average Tinsley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Tinsley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Tinsley in 1942 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tinsley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tinsley 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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