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Truly Family History

Truly Name Meaning

Probably of English origin but unexplained. This is a predominantly Texan name.

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


Similar surnames: Truby, Rule, Trull, Trust, Troy, Trundy, Truell, Tilly, July, Truan

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Where is the Truly family from?

You can see how Truly families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Truly family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Truly families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Truly families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Truly's in USA. New York had the highest population of Truly families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Truly surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Truly ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Truly. 27% of Truly men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Truly women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Truly were Attendant and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Attendant
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    24%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Saleslady
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Truly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Truly 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 186 immigration records available for the last name Truly. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Truly. For the veterans among your Truly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Truly lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Truly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Truly in 1949 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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