Meaning and Origin of: Troy

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Place name

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish (Munster) : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh ‘descendant of Troightheach’, a byname meaning ‘foot soldier’.
  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from Troyes in Aude, France. There was also an Anglo-Norman family of this name in Ireland.
  • Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or an Americanized spelling of Treu.
  • French : habitational name from a place in the Haute-Garonne.
  • Dutch : from a short form of the female personal name Geertrui(de), Dutch form of Gertrude (see Trude).
  • Dutch : 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.

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