Early Origins of the Tannslee family
The surname Tannslee was first found in Derbyshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Tannslee family
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Tannslee Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Tannslee were recorded, including Tansley, Tansleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Tannslee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tannslee family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Tannslee family emigrate to North America: Thomas Tansly settled in New Providence, R.I. in 1683; John Tansley arrived in Philadelphia in 1865.