Tench Family History

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Tench Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French tenche ‘tench’, a kind of freshwater fish; a ‘fat and sleek fish’ according to Reaney and Wilson.

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


Similar surnames: Trench, Rench, Bench, Tinch, Lynch, Bence, Winch, Reach, Beach, Teich

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Tench Family Origin

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Tench Family Occupations

What did your Tench ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Tench. 24% of Tench men worked as a Builders Labourer and 80% of Tench women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tench were Mechanic and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    24%
  • Cement Piper Pottery Labour
    10%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Mechanic
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

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

Tench Historical Records

What Tench family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Tench. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tench 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tench. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Tench. For the veterans among your Tench ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tench Life Expectancy

What is the average Tench lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tench life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tench in 1954 was 56, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tench

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tench ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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