Hoyos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Hoyos originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEochaidh" or "Mac Eochaidh," derived from an Irish personal name "Eachaidh," meaning a "horseman."

Early Origins of the Hoyos family

The surname Hoyos was first found in Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times at Ballymackeogh, and were descended from the MacKeoghs who in turn were descended from their eponymous ancestor Eochaidh O'Kelly one of the ancient Kings of Ui Maine.

Important Dates for the Hoyos family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoyos research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1653, 1725, 1798, 1828, 1893, 1534, 1653, 1725 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Hoyos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoyos Spelling Variations

Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Hoyos revealed many variations, including Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

Early Notables of the Hoyos family (pre 1700)

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Hoyos migration to the United States

To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Hoyos or a variant listed above, including:

Hoyos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gomez De Hoyos, who arrived in America in 1814 [1]
  • Alonso Hoyos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1854 [1]
  • Jose Hoyos, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1866 [1]
  • Pedro Hoyos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1898 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoyos (post 1700)

  • Arturo de Hoyos (b. 1925), American (Mexican born), professor at Brigham Young University, and president of the Universidad Hispana in Provo, Utah
  • Lisa Hoyos, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996 [2]
  • Guillermo Angel Hoyos (b. 1963), Argentine, football player and manager
  • Darío Castrillón Hoyos (b. 1929), Colombian, Cardinal of the Catholic Church
  • Jorge Martínez de Hoyos (1920-1997), Mexican actor
  • Ricardo Martínez de Hoyos (1918-2009), Mexican painter

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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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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