Towey Family History

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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

What did your Towey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Towey family was Barber. The most common Towey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 19% of Towey's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Towey.

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  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farmer

    16%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Barber

    3%

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

Towey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Towey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Towey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Towey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Towey. For the veterans among your Towey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Towey Life Expectancy

What is the average Towey lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Towey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Towey 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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