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Tenley Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Tineley in Northumberland, thought to be named with Old English tind ‘tine’, ‘spike’ + leah ‘forest clearing’, or possibly from Teenley, in West Yorkshire, which is recorded in 1538 as Tyndeley and may be named as ‘burnt (Middle English tend) clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Henley, Tetley, Denley, Kenley, Hensley, Manley, Exley, Onley, Fenley

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Tenley Family Origin

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Tenley Family Occupations

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  • Mariner

    50%
  • Warehouseman Silk Trade (Merchant)

    50%

In 1881, the most common Tenley occupation in the UK was Mariner. 50% of Tenley's were Mariners. Mariner and Warehouseman Silk Trade (Merchant) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Tenley.

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Tenley Historical Records

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Tenley Life Expectancy

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