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Tindall Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire): habitational name from Tynedale the valley of the river Tyne or from a place in Cumbria called Tindale which is situated on a tributary of the South Tyne. The name derives from a British river name Tina (apparently from a Celtic root meaning ‘to flow’) + Old English dæl or Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Kendall, Lindell, Cundall, Rindahl, Sandall, Siddall, Dowdall

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Where is the Tindall family from?

You can see how Tindall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tindall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tindall families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 34 Tindall families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tindall's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tindall families in 1911.
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What did your Tindall ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Tindall. 60% of Tindall men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Tindall women worked as a Domestic. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Domestic
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Passenger Lists

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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Tindall. For the veterans among your Tindall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tindall lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Tindall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tindall in 1940 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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