Tunison Family History

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Tunison Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of Dutch Tunnesen, a variant of Teunissen, or of English Tennyson.

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

Similar surnames: Tenison, Tunis, Tennison, Denison, Gunson, Tison, Benison, Rulison

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Tunison Family Origin

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Tunison Family Occupations

What did your Tunison ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Grocer

  • Carpenter


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

Tunison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Tunison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tunison 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 448 immigration records available for the last name Tunison. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tunison. For the veterans among your Tunison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tunison Life Expectancy

What is the average Tunison lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Tunison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Tunison in 1942 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tunison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tunison 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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