Tetley Family History

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Tetley Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place, perhaps named from the Old English byname T?ta or its Old Norse cognate Teitr meaning ‘cheerful’, ‘gay’ + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Tenley, Betley, Titley, Exley, Batley, Tilley, Heatley, Webley

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Tetley Family Origin

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Tetley Family Occupations

What did your Tetley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tetley family was Tailor. The most common Tetley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 3% of Tetley's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tetley.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Joiner

  • Tailor


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

Tetley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Tetley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tetley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tetley. 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 Tetley. For the veterans among your Tetley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tetley Life Expectancy

What is the average Tetley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tetley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Tetley in 1946 was 25, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tetley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tetley 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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