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True Name Meaning

English: variant of Trow .

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


Similar surnames: Rue, Tree, Prue, Toye, Tarte, Rud, Tye, Tyre, Drye, Tigue

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Where is the True family from?

You can see how True families moved over time by selecting different census years. The True family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most True families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 110 True families living in Maine. This was about 35% of all the recorded True's in USA. Maine had the highest population of True families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the True surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your True ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named True. 23% of True men worked as a Farmer and 10% of True women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named True were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 55,000 census records available for the last name True. Like a window into their day-to-day life, True census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name True. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name True. For the veterans among your True ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average True lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, True life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for True in 1945 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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