Croy Family History

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Croy Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of McCroy, which is a variant of McRoy. Scottish: habitational name from any of several places named Croy, for example in Inverness-shire.

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

Similar surnames: Troy, Cloy, Mcroy, Cron, Coy, Goy, Hoy, Brody, Irby, Cray

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Croy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Croy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Croy. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • France


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Croy Family Origin

Where is the Croy family from?

Croy Family Occupations

What did your Croy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Mason (Journeyman) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Croy. A less common occupation for the Croy family was Pauper. The most common Croy occupation in the UK was Farmer. 28% of Croy's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Mason (Journeyman)

  • Pauper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Croy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Croy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Croy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Croy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Croy. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Croy. For the veterans among your Croy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Croy Life Expectancy

What is the average Croy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Croy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Croy in 1944 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Croy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Croy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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