The origin of this name is still today quite uncertain. The theories include: 1) First name Troy is derived from a surname which originally denoted an inhabitant of the northern French city of Troyes, Roman era “Augustobona Tricassium / Tricassae”. 2) Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Irish (Gaelic) “Troightheach”, meaning "a footman, a pedestrian, a foot-soldier". 2) From the city of Troy (Greek: Troía (Τροία); Latin: Trōia), a city well-known to both history and legend, and was situated in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey (but which was known in Classical sources as Asia Minor), located south of the southwest end of the Dardanelles / Hellespont and northwest of Mount Ida at Hisaronu.

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