Early Origins of the Tanslay family
The surname Tanslay 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 Tanslay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tanslay research.Another 302 words (22 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tanslay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tanslay Spelling Variations
Tanslay 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. Many variations of the name Tanslay have been found, including Tansley, Tansleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Tanslay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tanslay family to Ireland
Some of the Tanslay family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tanslay 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 Tanslays to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Tansly settled in New Providence, R.I. in 1683; John Tansley arrived in Philadelphia in 1865.