Ptolemy Family History

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Ptolemy Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Pooley, Poley, Toledo, Paley, Toles, Pilley, Hooley, Pasley, Polly

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Ptolemy Family Origin

Where is the Ptolemy family from?

Ptolemy Family Occupations

What did your Ptolemy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ptolemy occupation in the UK was Engine Fitter. 50% of Ptolemy's were Engine Fitters. Engine Fitter and Housekeeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Ptolemy.

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  • Engine Fitter

  • Housekeeper


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

Ptolemy Historical Records

What Ptolemy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ptolemy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ptolemy census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Ptolemy

Passenger List

There are 185 immigration records available for the last name Ptolemy. 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 697 military records available for the last name Ptolemy. For the veterans among your Ptolemy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ptolemy Life Expectancy

What is the average Ptolemy lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Ptolemy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Ptolemy in 1967 was 74, and 57 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ptolemy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ptolemy 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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