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Tingle Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): metonymic occupational name for a maker of nails or pins or a nickname for a small thin man from Middle English tingel a kind of very small nail (a word of North German origin). Americanized form of German Dingel or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname.

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

Similar surnames: Dingle, Ringle, Tingler, Tingley, Tintle, Single, Ingle, Finkle

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Where is the Tingle family from?

You can see how Tingle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tingle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tingle families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Tingle families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Tingle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Tingle families in 1911.
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What did your Tingle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Tingle. 75% of Tingle men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Tingle women worked as a Saleslady. .

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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
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Saleslady
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tingle. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Tingle. For the veterans among your Tingle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tingle lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Tingle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tingle in 1953 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

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