Tawney Family History

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Tawney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from either of two places, Saint-Aubin-du-Thennay or Saint-Jean-du-Thennay, in Eure, Normandy, both so named from an uncertain first element (possibly a Gallo-Roman personal name or the Gaulish word tann ‘oak’, ‘holly’) + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Similar surnames: Turney, Dabney, Tanner, Arney, Darney, Downey, Abney, Lawley, Tannen

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Tawney Family Origin

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Tawney Family Occupations

What did your Tawney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tawney. 12% of Tawney men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Tawney women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tawney were Operator and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Housewife

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

Tawney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Tawney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tawney 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 534 immigration records available for the last name Tawney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Tawney. For the veterans among your Tawney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tawney Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Tawney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Tawney in 1944 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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