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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Toohey name?

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

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • France


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Toohey Family Origin

Where is the Toohey family from?

Toohey Family Occupations

What did your Toohey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Toohey family was Coal Miner. Labourer, (Iron) Machine Driller and Bottle Washer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Toohey. The most common Toohey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 19% of Toohey's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • (Iron) Machine Driller

  • Bottle Washer

  • Coal Miner


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

Toohey Historical Records

What Toohey family records will you find?

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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