Toy Name Meaning

English: nickname for a light-hearted or frivolous person, from Middle English toy ‘play’, ‘sport’ (of uncertain origin), or from an occasional medieval personal name, Toye. French: metonymic occupational name for a sheath maker, from Old French toie ‘sheath’ (Latin theca).

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

Similar surnames: Goy, Joy, Troy, Hoy, Loy, Foy, Roy, Coy, Toye, Moy

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Toy Family Origin

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Toy Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Toy family was Keeping House. The most common Toy occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Toy's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Toy.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Miner

  • Keeping House


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Toy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Toy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toy 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Toy. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Toy. For the veterans among your Toy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Toy Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Toy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Toy in 1953 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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