Tunney Family History

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Tunney Name Meaning

Irish (Sligo, now rare): reduced form of O’Tunney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tonnaigh ‘descendant of Tonnach’, a personal name meaning either ‘billowy’ (from tonn ‘wave’) or ‘shining’.

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

Similar surnames: Tinney, Lunney, Torney, Turney, Guiney, Toney, Munley, Tenney, Tanney

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Tunney Family Origin

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Tunney Family Occupations

What did your Tunney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tunney. The most common Tunney occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Tunney's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Tunney family was Coal Miner.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Coal Miner


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

Tunney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Tunney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tunney 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 Tunney. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tunney. For the veterans among your Tunney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tunney Life Expectancy

What is the average Tunney lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Tunney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tunney in 1951 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tunney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tunney 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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