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Trahey Family History

Trahey Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Trahy, itself a variant of Trohy, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh ‘descendant of the foot soldier’, Gaelic troightheach.

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


Similar surnames: Fahey, Toohey, Tracey, Vahey, Craney, Graney, Keahey, Tracy, Rabey

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Where is the Trahey family from?

You can see how Trahey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trahey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Trahey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 24 Trahey families living in Illinois. This was about 30% of all the recorded Trahey's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Trahey families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trahey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trahey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Trahey. 34% of Trahey men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Trahey women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Trahey were Machinist and Secretary.

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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

  • Salesman
    34%
  • Accountant
    17%
  • Ironworker
    17%
  • Machinist
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Secretary
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Trahey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trahey 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 417 immigration records available for the last name Trahey. 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 391 military records available for the last name Trahey. For the veterans among your Trahey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trahey lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Trahey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Trahey in 1960 was 58, and 64 in 2004.

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