Troy Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh ‘descendant of Troightheach’, a byname meaning ‘foot soldier’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Troyes in Aude, France. There was also an Anglo-Norman family of this name in Ireland. Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or an Americanized spelling of Treu. French: habitational name from a place in the Haute-Garonne. Dutch: from a short form of the female personal name Geertrui(de), Dutch form of Gertrude (see Trude). Dutch: from Middle Dutch troye ‘doublet’, ‘jerkin’, possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tailor, or a nickname for someone who wore a striking garment of this kind.

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

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Troy Family Origin

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Troy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    3%

In 1880, the most common Troy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Troy's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Troy. A less common occupation for the Troy family was Keeps House.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Troy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Troy in 1943 was 74, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Troy

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