Early Origins of the Tankerslie family
The surname Tankerslie was first found in South Yorkshire
at Tankersley, a village and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley which dates back to the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Tancreslei and literally meant "woodland clearing of a man called Tata" having derived for the Old English personal name
+ ing + tun. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At that time, the land was held by Richard of Sourdeval and was quite small with 3 villagers and had enough land for 2 ploughs. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Tankerslie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tankerslie research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Tankerslie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tankerslie Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Tankerslie are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Tankerslie include: Tankersley, Tankesley, Tankisle, Tankersly, Tankerslie, Tankerslee and many more.
Early Notables of the Tankerslie family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Tankerslie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tankerslie family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Tankerslie or a variant listed above: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..