Hoy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Hoy surname is a local name derived from the name of the Island of Hoy, written in the 13th as Haey, or "high island." The island of Hoy is the second largest in the Orkneys. There is also thought to have been a place so named near the England- Scotland border, but it no longer exists.

Early Origins of the Hoy family

The surname Hoy was first found in the Island region of Orkney (Gaelic: Insi Orc, “Island of the wild pigs”) the historic northernmost island region of Scotland, an early Pictish land, which came to be a stronghold of the Vikings from the 9th century.

Important Dates for the Hoy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoy research. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1653, 1659 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Hoy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoy, Haey, Hooy and others.

Early Notables of the Hoy family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hoy family to Ireland

Some of the Hoy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 94 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoy migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Ralph Hoy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1724-1725 [1]
  • Hans Jerrick Hoy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • John Hoy, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1760
  • William Hoy, who was naturalized in Ohio in 1792
Hoy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • David Hoy, who was registered as a British Alien in the US during the war of 1812
  • David Hoy, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • John Hoy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]
  • Sibby Hoy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817 [1]
  • A. T. Hoy settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hoy migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Hoy, aged 25 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Naomi" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 [2]
  • Miss. Margaret Hoy, aged 5 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Progress" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In July 1847 [3]
  • Miss. Phoeby Hoy, aged 2 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Numa" departing from the port of Sligo, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle In August 1847 [3]
  • Mr. William Hoy, aged 38 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Araminta" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle In July 1847 [3]
  • Ms. Cecily Hoy, aged 22 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing 28th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th August 1847 but she died on board [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hoy migration to Australia

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

Hoy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Hoy 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:

Hoy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jessie Hoy, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Jura" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd September 1858 [6]
  • Thomas Hoy, aged 17, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • William Hoy, aged 27, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoy (post 1700)

  • Robert Francis "Bobby" Hoy (1927-2010), American actor, stuntman and director who appeared in more than 67 films
  • William Harry Hoy (b. 1955), American film editor, known for his work on 300 (2006), Watchmen (2009) and I, Robot (2004)
  • Peter Alexander Hoy (b. 1966), American former Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Jill Hoy, American visual artist
  • William Ellsworth "Dummy" Hoy, American Baseball player
  • James P. Hoy, American politician, Representative from Michigan 11th District, 1972 [7]
  • James Hoy Jr., American politician, Postmaster at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1844-45 [7]
  • Frank Hoy, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 12th District, 1923-24 [7]
  • John H. Van Hoy, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Virginia, 1972 [8]
  • John Carter Van Hoy (b. 1958), American Republican politician, Geologist; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 2004, 2008 [8]
  • ... (Another 20 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. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 35)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 80)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1834 with 230 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1834
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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