Tunney Family History

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Tunney Name Meaning

Irish (Sligo, now rare): reduced form of O’Tunney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tonnaigh ‘descendant of Tonnach’, a personal name meaning either ‘billowy’ (from tonn ‘wave’) or ‘shining’.

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


Similar surnames: Tinney, Lunney, Torney, Turney, Guiney, Toney, Munley, Tenney, Tanney

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Tunney Family Origin

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Tunney Family Occupations

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

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  • Coalminer

    7%
  • Coal Miner

    5%
  • Cotton Spinner

    5%
  • Green Grocer

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Tunney family was Green Grocer. Coalminer, Coal Miner and Cotton Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tunney. The most common Tunney occupation in the UK was Coalminer. 7% of Tunney's were Coalminers.

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Tunney Historical Records

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Tunney Life Expectancy

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