Tench Family History

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Tench Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French tenche ‘tench’, a kind of freshwater fish; a ‘fat and sleek fish’ according to Reaney and Wilson.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Trench, Rench, Bench, Tinch, Lynch, Bence, Winch, Reach, Beach, Teich

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Tench Family Origin

Where is the Tench family from?

Tench Family Occupations

What did your Tench ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Blacksmith, Agricultural Laborer and Carrier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tench. A less common occupation for the Tench family was Coal Miner. The most common Tench occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 4% of Tench's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Carrier

  • Coal Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tench ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tench Historical Records

What Tench family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Tench. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tench census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tench. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tench. For the veterans among your Tench ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tench Life Expectancy

What is the average Tench lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tench life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Tench in 1954 was 56, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tench

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tench ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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