Troy Family History
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