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Tanslee Early Origins



The surname Tanslee was first found in Derbyshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Tanslee Spelling Variations


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Tanslee Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Tanslee are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Tanslee include: Tansley, Tansleigh and others.

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Tanslee Early History


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Tanslee Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tanslee research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tanslee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tanslee Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tanslee Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tanslee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Tanslee or a variant listed above: Thomas Tansly settled in New Providence, R.I. in 1683; John Tansley arrived in Philadelphia in 1865.

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