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Tangney Family History

Tangney Name Meaning

Irish form of Tanguay. The name was introduced to England at the time of the Norman Conquest, and later taken to Kerry in Ireland.

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

Similar surnames: Tanguay, Tunney, Nanney, Cagney, Magner, Tanner, Tawney, Tannen

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Where is the Tangney family from?

You can see how Tangney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tangney family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Tangney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 24 Tangney families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Tangney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tangney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tangney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tangney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tangney. 20% of Tangney men worked as a Clerk and 16% of Tangney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tangney were Teacher and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Teacher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Saleslady
  • Secretary
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tangney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tangney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tangney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tangney. For the veterans among your Tangney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tangney lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tangney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tangney in 1957 was 55, and 48 in 2004.

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