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Origins of the Tanner surname

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About the Tanners

We have a total number of 76359 records for people with the last name Tanner.

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Where do most Tanners live?

In 1921, most Tanners lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Tanners

How common is your surname?

593rd most common surname in the UK

We have 66,000 records for the Tanner surname. The oldest one dates back to 1317.

Who were Tanners most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Tanner first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Tanners

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Tanners in 1921




Domestic Servant


Living On Own Means




Common Male occupations for Tanners in 1921


General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer




Farm Labourer


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