Early Origins of the Tannsy family
The surname Tannsy 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 Tannsy family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tannsy research.Another 302 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tannsy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tannsy Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tannsy have been found, including Tansley, Tansleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Tannsy family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Tannsy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tannsy family to Ireland
Some of the Tannsy family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tannsy family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Tannsy, or a variant listed above: Thomas Tansly settled in New Providence, R.I. in 1683; John Tansley arrived in Philadelphia in 1865.