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Troy Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh ‘descendant of Troightheach’ a byname meaning ‘foot soldier’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Troyes in Aude France. There was also an Anglo-Norman family of this name in Ireland. Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish or German surname most probably Treu . Flemish: from Middle Dutch troye ‘doublet’ or ‘jerkin’ possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tailor or a nickname for someone who wore a striking garment of this kind. This surname is also found in France (Pas-de-Calais and Nord). French: habitational name from a place so named in Haute-Garonne.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Toy, Terry, Roy, Trow, Goy, Toro, Tracy, Hoy, Croy, Krol

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Where is the Troy family from?

You can see how Troy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Troy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Troy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 60 Troy families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Troy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Troy families in 1911.
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What did your Troy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Troy. 48% of Troy men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Troy women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Troy were Labourer and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Troy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Troy 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Troy. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Troy. For the veterans among your Troy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Troy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Troy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Troy in 1943 was 74, and 78 in 2004.

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