Early Origins of the Tansle family
The surname Tansle 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 Tansle family
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Tansle Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tansle family name include Tansley, Tansleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Tansle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tansle family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Tansle surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Tansly settled in New Providence, R.I. in 1683; John Tansley arrived in Philadelphia in 1865.