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Tunstall Family History

Tunstall Name Meaning

English (chiefly in Lancashire and Yorkshire): habitational name from any of the numerous places, for example in Lancashire, North and East Yorkshire, County Durham, Humberside, Kent, Norfolk, Shropshire, Staffordshire, and Suffolk, so named from an Old English tun-st(e)all ‘site of a farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Dunstan, Nuttall, Cundall, Udall, Benthall, Munsell, Minshall

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Where is the Tunstall family from?

You can see how Tunstall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tunstall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Tunstall families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 9 Tunstall families living in British Columbia. This was about 47% of all the recorded Tunstall's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Tunstall families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tunstall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tunstall ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Engineer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Tunstall. 50% of Tunstall men worked as an Engineer.

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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

  • Engineer
    50%
  • Labourer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Tunstall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tunstall census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Tunstall. 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 Tunstall. For the veterans among your Tunstall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tunstall lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Tunstall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tunstall in 1942 was 30, and 70 in 2004.

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