Tennant Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Tennant Name Meaning

Scottish and English: status name for a farmer who held his land from an overlord by obligations of rent or service, from Old French, Middle English tenant (present participle of Old French tenir ‘to hold’, Latin tenere). This was the normal situation for landholders in the Middle Ages, since in the feudal system all land belonged ultimately to the king and use of it was granted in return for financial or military support.

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


Similar surnames: Tennent, Annand, Servant, Kennard, Dechant, Denning, Jennett, Tenner

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Tennant Family Origin

Where is the Tennant family from?

SHOW MORE

Tennant Family Occupations

What did your Tennant ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tennant ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tennant family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tennant. The most common Tennant occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Tennant's were Coal Miners.

Source: Census data for Tennant | Data not to scale

Tennant Historical Records

What Tennant family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Tennant ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Tennant

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Tennant Life Expectancy

What is the average Tennant lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tennant 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Tennant Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Look up another name