Towey Name Meaning

variant of Toohey. (Mayo) reduced form of O’Towey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toghdha ‘descendant of Toghdha’, from toghdha ‘chosen’.

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


Similar surnames: Downey, Toomey, Bowen, Toohey, Tovey, Toney, Toles, Bowes, Mowen

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Towey Family Origin

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Towey Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    15%
  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    7%
  • Hawker

    7%

In 1881, Labourer, Coal Miner and Bricklayers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Towey. A less common occupation for the Towey family was Hawker. The most common Towey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 15% of Towey's were Labourers.

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Towey Historical Records

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Towey Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Towey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Towey in 1945 was 40, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Towey

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