Tough Family History

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Tough Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Tulloch. In Scotland it is pronounced tyookh. English: nickname for a valiant or stubborn person, from Middle English togh, tow(e) ‘steadfast’.

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

Similar surnames: Bough, Hough, Waugh, Couch, Tong, Pough, Touch, Rough, Tout, Clough

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Tough Family Origin

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Tough Family Occupations

What did your Tough ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tough. A less common occupation for the Tough family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Tough occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Tough's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Tough Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Tough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tough 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 Tough. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Tough. For the veterans among your Tough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tough Life Expectancy

What is the average Tough lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Tough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Tough in 1957 was 46, and 70 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tough

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tough 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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