Tanley Family History

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Tanley Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Manley, Hanley, Stanley, Tenley, Tansey, Talley, Tapley, Tansley

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Tanley Family Origin

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Tanley Family Occupations

What did your Tanley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Longshoreman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tanley.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Longshoreman
    100%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tanley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tanley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanley 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 235 immigration records available for the last name Tanley. 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 Card

There are 424 military records available for the last name Tanley. For the veterans among your Tanley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tanley Life Expectancy

What is the average Tanley lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Tanley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Tanley in 1966 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tanley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tanley 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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