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Towey Name Meaning

variant of Toohey. (Mayo) reduced form of O’Towey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toghdha ‘descendant of Toghdha’, from toghdha ‘chosen’.

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


Similar surnames: Downey, Toomey, Bowen, Toohey, Tovey, Toney, Toles, Bowes, Mowen

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Where is the Towey family from?

You can see how Towey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Towey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Towey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Towey families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Towey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Towey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Towey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Towey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Towey. 67% of Towey men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Labourer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Towey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Towey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Towey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Towey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Towey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Towey in 1945 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

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