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Troy 1
Type Surname (from nickname, from location & from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. TROI  [key]

Meaning & History

As a German and Jewish surname, it is and Anglicized form of Treu or a similar surname.

As a French surname, it is a habitational name from a place in the Haute-Garonne.

As a Dutch surname, it is from a short form of the female personal names Geertrui and Geertruide, which are Dutch forms of Gertrude. It could also be from Middle Dutch troye ‘doublet’, ‘jerkin’, possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tailor, or a nickname for someone who wore a striking garment of this kind.
Added 8/4/2014 by Goweegie2
Edited 2/8/2020 by Sofia and Mike C

Troy 2
not set
Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Irish

Meaning & History

Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh "descendant of Troightheach", a byname meaning "foot soldier".
Added 4/10/2016 by anonymous

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