Troy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Troy family

The surname Troy was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name Troye contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the Troye family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Troy family

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Troy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Troye, Troyye, Troyes, Troys, Troyee, Trooye, Troyyes, Troyye, Troyys, Troy, Troyers and many more.

Early Notables of the Troy family (pre 1700)

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Troy migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Troy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Daniel, Edward, James, Jeremiah, John, Michael, Patrick, and William Troy all, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1770 and 1870
Troy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Troy, aged 40, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Patrick Troy, aged 23, who landed in America in 1822 [1]
  • John Troy, who landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1840 [1]
  • Counl Troy, aged 54, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1851 [1]
  • Reverend Edward Troy, who settled in Tor Bay in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Troy migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Troy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Troy from County Tipperary settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1813 [2]
  • Mary Troy, who settled in Bonavista in 1813
  • Catherine Troy, who settled in Harbour Grace in 1814
  • Edward Troy, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Levant Star" from Cork, Ireland
  • Ann Troy, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Troy migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Troy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Johanna Troy, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin" [3]
  • Johanna Troy, aged 19, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849 [3]

Troy migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Troy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Troy, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Storm Cloud" arriving in Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 30th July 1861 [4]
  • Patrick Troy, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Timothy Troy, aged 31, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Mary Troy, aged 30, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • James Troy, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Troy (post 1700)

  • Michael Francis "Mike" Troy (1940-2019), American competitive swimmer, a two-time Olympic champion
  • Tevi David Troy (b. 1967), the former Deputy Secretary of United States Department of Health and Human Services
  • John Weir Troy (1868-1942), American Democratic politician, Governor of Alaska Territory 1933 -1939
  • Gregg Troy (b. 1950), American college and Olympic swimming coach
  • Doris Troy (1937-2004), American R&B singer
  • Micah LeVar Troy (b. 1977), American rapper and record producer
  • John Thomas Troy (1739-1823), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, born at Porterstown, a village near Dublin
  • Canon Bertie Troy (1931-2007), Irish Roman Catholic priest and an All- Ireland Hurling Final winning manager with Cork
  • Jack Troy (1927-1995), Australian rugby league player
  • John Troy (1977-1980), member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly and doctor
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELGIN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Elgin.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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