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Tye Name Meaning

English (mainly Kent): from Middle English tye teghe teye ‘enclosed piece of land; large area of common pasture’ (Old English tēag tīege). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived on or near such a piece of land or habitational from a place so named such as Teigh (Rutland) or Great Little and Marks Tey (Essex). North German: from a short form Tide of the personal name Dietrich . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 鄭 probably representing its Teochew Hokkien or Taiwanese pronunciation. See Zheng Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 戴 see Dai

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bye, Lye, Rye, Tyer, Pye, Nye, Aye, Dyer, Dye, Toye

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Where is the Tye family from?

You can see how Tye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tye families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Tye families living in Kentucky. This was about 34% of all the recorded Tye's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Tye families in 1840.
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What did your Tye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tye. 25% of Tye men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Tye women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tye were Farming and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Miner
    12%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Tye. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Tye. For the veterans among your Tye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tye lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Tye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tye in 1950 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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