Tooley Family History

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Tooley Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Toole. English (mainly Norfolk): from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Toll.

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

Similar surnames: Tolley, Toole, Pooley, Tilley, Hooley, Toomey, Cooley, Dooley

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Tooley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Tooley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Tooley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Tooley Family Origin

Where is the Tooley family from?

Tooley Family Occupations

What did your Tooley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Tooley family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tooley. The most common Tooley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Tooley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Tooley Historical Records

What Tooley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Tooley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tooley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tooley. 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 Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Tooley. For the veterans among your Tooley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tooley Life Expectancy

What is the average Tooley lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Tooley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Tooley in 1946 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tooley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tooley 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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