Tough Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Tulloch. In Scotland it is pronounced tyookh. English: nickname for a valiant or stubborn person, from Middle English togh, tow(e) ‘steadfast’.

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


Similar surnames: Bough, Hough, Waugh, Couch, Tong, Pough, Touch, Rough, Tout, Clough

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Tough Family Origin

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Tough Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Fisherman

    11%
  • Lab

    8%
  • School

    8%

In 1881, the most common Tough occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Tough's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tough family was School. Farmer, Fisherman and Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tough.

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Tough Historical Records

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Tough Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2003, Tough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Tough in 1957 was 46, and 70 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tough

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