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Toner Family History

Toner Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tomhrair ‘descendant of Tomhrar’ a Gaelicized form of the Norse personal name Thorr. Compare Thunder . English: nickname from Old French toner ‘thunder’ perhaps for someone with a thunderous voice. Compare Thunder . English: variant of Towner .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Toney, Tober, Toder, Trover, Tomer, Tener, Tonks, Honer, Tozer, Tower

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Where is the Toner family from?

You can see how Toner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 75 Toner families living in Lancashire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Toner's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Toner families in 1891.
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What did your Toner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Toner. 48% of Toner men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Toner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toner were Dock Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Crane Driver
  • Builders Labourer
  • Dock Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Household Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Toner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toner 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Toner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Toner. For the veterans among your Toner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toner lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Toner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Toner in 1943 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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