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The Irish surname Evoy originally appeared in Gaelic as "Mac Fhiodhbhuidhe," which is probably derived from the word "fiodhbhadhach," referring to "a woodman."

Evoy Early Origins



The surname Evoy was first found in Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Evoy Spelling Variations


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Evoy Spelling Variations



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.

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Evoy Early History


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Evoy Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Evoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Evoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Evoy 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



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 Ameri ca. 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 United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Evoy, who landed in New York, NY in 1812
  • Edward Evoy, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816
  • Martin Evoy, whose oath of Allegiance was recorded in Philadelphia in 1852
  • Thomas Evoy, who landed in Mississippi in 1856

Evoy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • T J Morc Evoy, who emigrated to America, in 1903
  • Catherine Evoy, aged 1, who landed in America from Galford, England, in 1907
  • John Evoy, aged 3, who settled in America from Galford, England, in 1907
  • Martin Evoy, aged 32, who landed in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1908
  • May Evoy, aged 28, who settled in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Evoy Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Mathew Evoy, aged 26, who landed in Harricott, Newfoundland, in 1917

Evoy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evoy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Evoy (post 1700)



  • Larry Evoy, Canadian lead singer and founder of Canadian rock band Edward Bear
  • Ken Evoy (b. 1953), Canadian founder and Chairman of the Board of SiteSell, a toy maker in the 1990s

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    10. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
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    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.

    This page was last modified on 26 June 2014 at 11:08.

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