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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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Where is the Troyer family from?

You can see how Troyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Troyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Troyer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Troyer families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Troyer's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Troyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Troyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Troyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Troyer. 37% of Troyer men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Troyer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Troyer were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    37%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Maid
    10%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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