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Troughton Name Meaning

English (mainly Cumbria): habitational name from Troughton Hall in the parish of Kirkby Ireleth Lancashire so named from Old English trōg ‘trough valley’ + tūn ‘farmstead estate’.

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


Similar surnames: Roughton, Broughton, Boughton, Stoughton, Houghton, Oughton, Doughton

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Where is the Troughton family from?

You can see how Troughton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Troughton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Troughton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 10 Troughton families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Troughton's in USA. New York had the highest population of Troughton families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Troughton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Troughton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Troughton. 27% of Troughton men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Troughton women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Troughton were Machinist and Nurse. .

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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

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Machinist
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • Housewife
    40%
  • Nurse
    20%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Troughton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Troughton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Troughton. 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 Troughton. For the veterans among your Troughton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Troughton lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Troughton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Troughton in 1962 was 75, and 78 in 2004.

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