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Tanney Family History

Tanney Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Northern Irish: unexplained; it could perhaps be from Gaelic tanaidh ‘thin’.

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

Similar surnames: Kanney, Tinney, Tunney, Tansey, Ranney, Manley, Hanley, Janney

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Where is the Tanney family from?

You can see how Tanney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tanney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tanney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 18 Tanney families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Tanney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tanney families in 1911.
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What did your Tanney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tanney. 43% of Tanney men worked as a Labourer.

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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 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Tanney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tanney 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 529 immigration records available for the last name Tanney. 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 672 military records available for the last name Tanney. For the veterans among your Tanney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tanney lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tanney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tanney in 1957 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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