Toohey Family History

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Toohey Name Meaning

Irish (Cork): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuathaigh ‘descendant of Tuathach’, a byname meaning ‘chief’, ‘lord’ (i.e. ruler over a tuath ‘tribe’, ‘territory’).

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


Similar surnames: Toomey, Rooney, Torney, Dooley, Tormey, Looney, Gooley, Torpey

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Toohey Family Origin

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Toohey Family Occupations

What did your Toohey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Toohey. 39% of Toohey men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Toohey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toohey were Coal Heaver and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    39%
  • Dock Labourer
    31%
  • Oomer Cleaner Salesma
    16%
  • Coal Heaver
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    15%
  • Mental Nurse
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    5%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Toohey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Toohey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toohey 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Toohey. 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 Toohey. For the veterans among your Toohey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Toohey Life Expectancy

What is the average Toohey lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Toohey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Toohey in 1944 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Toohey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Toohey 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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