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Tannsley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Tannsley family


The surname Tannsley was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Tannsley family


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Tannsley Spelling Variations


Tannsley has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Tansley, Tansleigh and others.

Early Notables of the Tannsley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Tannsley family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Tannsleys to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Tansly settled in New Providence, R.I. in 1683; John Tansley arrived in Philadelphia in 1865.

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