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The Anglo-Saxon name Coy comes from when the family resided in the region of Quy a chapelry in the parish of Stow.

Coy Early Origins



The surname Coy was first found in Cambridgeshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Coy Spelling Variations


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Coy Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coy has been recorded under many different variations, including Coy, Coye and others.

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Coy Early History


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Coy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coy research. Another 282 words (20 lines of text) covering the year 1675 is included under the topic Early Coy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coy or a variant listed above:

Coy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Coy settled in Barbados in 1686
  • Edward Coy who settled in New England in 1695

Coy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Laurence Coy, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Coy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Coy, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Neil Coy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • John Coy, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Ygnacio DeLosSantos Coy, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • Ignacio DeLosSantos Coy, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coy Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Amasa Coy U.E. (b. 1757) born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick c. 1783 he died in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Coy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Coy, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
  • Patrick Coy, aged 17, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coy (post 1700)



  • Wayne Coy (1903-1957), American served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
  • John Richard Coy (b. 1958), American children's book author
  • Nathan Coy, American mixed martial artist
  • Chase Coy (b. 1990), American singer-songwriter
  • Walter Darwin Coy (1909-1974), American stage, radio, film, and, principally, television actor
  • Edward Harris "Ted" Coy (1888-1935), American football player
  • Grace Coy, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1944
  • Charles E. Coy, American Republican politician, Candidate for supervisor of Delhi Township, Michigan, 1947
  • Alice B. Coy, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948, 1950, 1952
  • Albert Wayne Coy (b. 1903), American Democrat politician, Member, Federal Communications Commission, 1947-52; Chair, Federal Communications Commission, 1947-52
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Coy Historic Events


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Coy Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Francis Ernest George Coy (d. 1912), aged 26, English Junior Assistant 3rd Engineer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Coy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coy 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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