Early Origins of the Tannslie family
The surname Tannslie was first found in Derbyshire
at Tansley, a hamlet, in the parish of Crich, union of Bakewell, hundred
of Wirksworth. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The first record of this family was Hemming de Taneslea who was listed in the Pipe Rolls
in 1175. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The hamlet of Tansley dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first recorded as Taneslege. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) The place name probably meant "woodland clearing of a man called Tan," from the Old English personal name + "leah." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Tannslie family
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Tannslie Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Tannslie has undergone many spelling variations
, including Tansley, Tansleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Tannslie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tannslie family to Ireland
Some of the Tannslie family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tannslie family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Tannslie were among those contributors: Thomas Tansly settled in New Providence, R.I. in 1683; John Tansley arrived in Philadelphia in 1865.