Toomey Family History

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Toomey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Toomey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuama ‘descendant of Tuaim’, a personal name apparently derived from tuaim ‘burial mound’.

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

Similar surnames: Tormey, Toohey, Torney, Tooley, Mooney, Cooney, Rooney, Towey, Thomey

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Toomey Family Origin

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Toomey Family Occupations

What did your Toomey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Toomey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 12% of Toomey's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Toomey family was Carman. Labourer, Carpenter and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Toomey.

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  • Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Bricklayer

  • Carman


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

Toomey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Toomey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toomey 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Toomey. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Toomey. For the veterans among your Toomey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Toomey Life Expectancy

What is the average Toomey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Toomey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Toomey in 1941 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Toomey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Toomey 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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