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Towry Family History

Towry Name Meaning

Probably a variant spelling of English Towery.

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


Similar surnames: Mowry, Torry, Howry, Cory, Torrey, Dowty, Story, Bowdry, Mory, Dory

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Where is the Towry family from?

You can see how Towry families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Towry family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Towry families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Towry families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Towry's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Towry families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Towry surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Towry ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Towry. 47% of Towry men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Towry women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Towry were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    47%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Cashier
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Towry. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Towry 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 193 immigration records available for the last name Towry. 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 766 military records available for the last name Towry. For the veterans among your Towry ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Towry lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Towry life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Towry in 1953 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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