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Tenley Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Tineley in Northumberland, thought to be named with Old English tind ‘tine’, ‘spike’ + leah ‘forest clearing’, or possibly from Teenley, in West Yorkshire, which is recorded in 1538 as Tyndeley and may be named as ‘burnt (Middle English tend) clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Henley, Tetley, Denley, Kenley, Hensley, Manley, Exley, Onley, Fenley

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Tenley Family Origin

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Tenley Family Occupations

What did your Tenley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tenley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Tenley's were Farmers. Farmer, Gardner and And Undertaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tenley. A less common occupation for the Tenley family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Gardner

    18%
  • And Undertaker

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%

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Tenley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tenley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tenley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Tenley. 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 Tenley. For the veterans among your Tenley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tenley Life Expectancy

What is the average Tenley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tenley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Tenley in 1962 was 76, and 82 in 2004.

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