Early Origins of the Tansley family
The surname Tansley 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 Tansley family
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Tansley Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Tansley has been recorded under many different variations, including Tansley, Tansleigh and others.
Early Notables of the Tansley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tansley family to Ireland
Some of the Tansley family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Tansley family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Tansley or a variant listed above:
Tansley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Tansley, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1865
Tansley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Tansley, English convict from Bedford, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
Contemporary Notables of the name Tansley (post 1700)
- Sir Arthur George Tansley (1871-1955), English botanist
- Sir Eric Tansley,