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Where did the Irish Evoy family come from? What is the Irish Evoy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Evoy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Evoy family history?The Irish surname Evoy originally appeared in Gaelic as "Mac Fhiodhbhuidhe," which is probably derived from the word "fiodhbhadhach," referring to "a woodman."
The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Evoy revealed spelling variations, including McEvoy, Evoy, McGilloway, McVeagh, McVeigh, McAvoy, McElwee, McElwy and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Evoy research. Another 241 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1100 and 1563 are included under the topic Early Evoy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Evoy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Evoy to North America:
Evoy Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Evoy Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Evoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Evoy Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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