Tennison Family History

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Tennison Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Tennyson.

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

Similar surnames: Tenneson, Kennison, Tenison, Bennison, Benison, Penniston, Tennis

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Tennison Family Origin

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Tennison Family Occupations

What did your Tennison ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tennison. A less common occupation for the Tennison family was Ag Lab & Ferryman (Inn Keeper). The most common Tennison occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Tennison's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Ag Lab & Ferryman (Inn Keeper)


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

Tennison Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Tennison. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tennison 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 882 immigration records available for the last name Tennison. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Tennison. For the veterans among your Tennison ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tennison Life Expectancy

What is the average Tennison lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Tennison life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Tennison in 1953 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tennison

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tennison 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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