Ptolomey Family History

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Ptolomey 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: Tolomeo, Toomey, Pooley, Tolonen, Poley, Toohey, Tormey, Tolley

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Ptolomey Family Origin

Where is the Ptolomey family from?

Ptolomey Family Occupations

What did your Ptolomey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ptolomey occupation in the UK was Engineer & Factory Overseer. 25% of Ptolomey's were Engineer & Factory Overseers. Engineer & Factory Overseer, Joiner (Master) and Machine Fitter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ptolomey. A less common occupation for the Ptolomey family was Ship-Rigger.

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  • Engineer & Factory Overseer

  • Joiner (Master)

  • Machine Fitter

  • Ship-Rigger


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

Ptolomey Historical Records

What Ptolomey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 415 census records available for the last name Ptolomey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ptolomey 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 Ptolomey

Passenger List

There are 37 immigration records available for the last name Ptolomey. 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 47 military records available for the last name Ptolomey. For the veterans among your Ptolomey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ptolomey Life Expectancy

What is the average Ptolomey lifespan?

Between 1969 and 1995, in the United States, Ptolomey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Ptolomey in 1969 was 76, and 77 in 1995.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ptolomey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ptolomey 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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