Troy Family History

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Troy Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh ‘descendant of Troightheach’, a byname meaning ‘foot soldier’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Troyes in Aude, France. There was also an Anglo-Norman family of this name in Ireland. Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or an Americanized spelling of Treu. French: habitational name from a place in the Haute-Garonne. Dutch: from a short form of the female personal name Geertrui(de), Dutch form of Gertrude (see Trude). Dutch: from Middle Dutch troye ‘doublet’, ‘jerkin’, possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tailor, or a nickname for someone who wore a striking garment of this kind.

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

Similar surnames: Toy, Terry, Roy, Trow, Goy, Toro, Tracy, Hoy, Croy, Krol

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Troy Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Troy name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Troy. 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


  • European Jewish


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Troy Family Origin

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Troy Family Occupations

What did your Troy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Troy family was General Laborer. The most common Troy occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Troy's were Labourers. Labourer, Boot Maker and Gen Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Troy.

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  • Labourer

  • Boot Maker

  • Gen Labourer

  • General Laborer


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

Troy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Troy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Troy 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 Troy. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Troy. For the veterans among your Troy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Troy Life Expectancy

What is the average Troy lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Troy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Troy in 1943 was 74, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Troy 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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