Early Origins of the Tansay family
The surname Tansay 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 Tansay family
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Tansay Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Tansay has been spelled many different ways, including Tansley, Tansleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Tansay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tansay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Tansays to arrive in North America: Thomas Tansly settled in New Providence, R.I. in 1683; John Tansley arrived in Philadelphia in 1865.