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Toye Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Toy 1. Irish: variant of Towey. (The English name is also present in Ireland.) French: variant spelling of Toy. French (Toyé): habitational name for someone from To(u)ya, a region in southwestern France (Bearn). As a French name, this is associated first with the Waldensians, a group of religious reformers founded by Valdensius of Lyon, France, in the 12th century, and second with the Huguenots.

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


Similar surnames: Toy, Boye, Tobe, Tone, Foye, Hoye, Tye, Loye, Goy, Hope

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Where is the Toye family from?

You can see how Toye families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toye family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toye families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Toye families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Toye's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Toye families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toye surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toye ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Toye. 24% of Toye men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Toye women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toye were Farmer and Cook.

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Toye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toye 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Toye. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Toye. For the veterans among your Toye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toye lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Toye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Toye in 1956 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

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