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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Blacksmith

    12%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Baker

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tawney. The most common Tawney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Tawney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tawney family was Baker.

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Tawney Life Expectancy

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