Last name: TROY

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TROY : This last name is indexed 56,531 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

TROY : 1: Irish (Munster): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh ‘descendant of Troightheach’ a byname meaning ‘foot soldier’.2: English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Troyes in Aude France. There was also an Anglo-Norman family of this name in Ireland.3: Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish or German surname most probably Treu.4: Flemish: from Middle Dutch troye ‘doublet’ or ‘jerkin’ possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tailor or a nickname for someone who wore a striking garment of this kind. This surname is also found in France (Pas-de-Calais and Nord).5: French: habitational name from a place so named in Haute-Garonne.

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