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Truby Family History

Truby Name Meaning

English (Oxfordshire and West Midlands): unexplained. Swiss German (Trüby): of uncertain origin; it may have originated as a nickname, from Middle High German trüebe ‘dark’, ‘sad’, ‘troubled’.

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


Similar surnames: Trubey, Taub, Trull, Truly, Rube, Drury, Trunk, Strub, Taube, Traub

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Where is the Truby family from?

You can see how Truby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Truby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Truby families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Truby families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 65% of all the recorded Truby's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Truby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Truby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Truby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Truby. 12% of Truby men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Truby women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Truby were New Worker and Bookkeeper.

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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
    12%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • New Worker
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    13%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 391 immigration records available for the last name Truby. 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 Truby. For the veterans among your Truby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Truby lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Truby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Truby in 1957 was 82, and 77 in 2004.

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