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Origins of the Tierney surname

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About the Tierneys

We have a total number of 29785 records for people with the last name Tierney.

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Where do most Tierneys live?

In 1921, most Tierneys lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Tierneys

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 11,100 records for the Tierney surname. The oldest one dates back to 1750.

Who were Tierneys most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Murphys

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Tierneys.

What are the most common Tierney first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Tierney family members

Common jobs for Tierneys

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

Common Female occupations for Tierneys in 1921
Cotton Weaver

51

Domestic Servant

38

Hawker

32

Tailoress

27

Charwoman

25

Common Male occupations for Tierneys in 1921
General Labourer

112

Coal Miner

66

Dock Labourer

31

Tailor

31

Clerks

29

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