Troyer Family History

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Troyer Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Troier, Treuer, in the south, a topographic name for someone who lived by a cattle track Treyen (from Latin trivium ‘trail’); in the north, from an occupational name from Middle Low German troye ‘jerkin’. Dutch (De Troyer): occupational name for a maker of jerkins (see Troy 6).

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

Similar surnames: Grover, Roker, Troy, Roper, Kroner, Royer, Trower, Tozer, Boyer

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Troyer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Troyer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Troyer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Norway


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Troyer Family Origin

Where is the Troyer family from?

Troyer Family Occupations

What did your Troyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Troyer. A less common occupation for the Troyer family was Laborer. The most common Troyer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 68% of Troyer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Troyer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Troyer Historical Records

What Troyer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Troyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Troyer 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 928 immigration records available for the last name Troyer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Troyer. For the veterans among your Troyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Troyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Troyer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Troyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Troyer in 1947 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Troyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Troyer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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