Toy Name Meaning

English: nickname for a light-hearted or frivolous person, from Middle English toy ‘play’, ‘sport’ (of uncertain origin), or from an occasional medieval personal name, Toye. French: metonymic occupational name for a sheath maker, from Old French toie ‘sheath’ (Latin theca).

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


Similar surnames: Goy, Joy, Troy, Hoy, Loy, Foy, Roy, Coy, Toye, Moy

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Toy Family Origin

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Toy Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    25%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Chopper

    8%
  • Clerk

    8%

In 1881, Tailor, Carpenter and Chopper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Toy. A less common occupation for the Toy family was Clerk. The most common Toy occupation in Canada was Tailor. 25% of Toy's were Tailors.

Source: Census data for Toy | Data not to scale

Toy Historical Records

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Toy Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Toy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Toy in 1953 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Toy

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