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Toomey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Toomey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuama ‘descendant of Tuaim’, a personal name apparently derived from tuaim ‘burial mound’.

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


Similar surnames: Tormey, Toohey, Torney, Tooley, Mooney, Cooney, Rooney, Towey, Thomey

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Where is the Toomey family from?

You can see how Toomey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Toomey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Toomey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 316 Toomey families living in London. This was about 48% of all the recorded Toomey's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Toomey families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Toomey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Toomey 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 Toomey. 27% of Toomey men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Toomey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Toomey were Salesman and Office Cleaner. .

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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
    27%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Colliery Engineman
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Office Cleaner
    3%
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Census Records

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Toomey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Toomey 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Toomey. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Toomey. For the veterans among your Toomey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Toomey lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Toomey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Toomey in 1941 was 43, and 73 in 2004.

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