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Tennis Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of North German or Dutch Tönnis, a short form of the personal name Antonius (see Anthony). English (Welsh borders): origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of Dennis 1.

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


Similar surnames: Dennis, Tennies, Bennis, Kennis, Toennies, Enis, Hennis, Ternes

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Tennis Family Origin

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Tennis Family Occupations

What did your Tennis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tennis. 19% of Tennis men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Tennis women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tennis were Proprietor and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Housework
    10%

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

Tennis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Tennis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tennis 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 766 immigration records available for the last name Tennis. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Tennis. For the veterans among your Tennis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tennis Life Expectancy

What is the average Tennis lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Tennis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Tennis in 1957 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

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