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

Hoey Early Origins



The surname Hoey 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.

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Hoey Spelling Variations


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Hoey Spelling Variations



Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Hoey are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

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Hoey Early History


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Hoey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoey research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1653, 1725, 1798, 1828, 1893, 1534, 1653, 1725 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Hoey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoey 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hoey or a variant listed above:

Hoey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Hoey who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1772

Hoey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hoey, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • William Hoey, aged 18, landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1803
  • William Hoey in settled in Charles Town in 1803
  • Owen Hoey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Charles, Dennis, John, Michael, Thomas and William Hoey, all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1840 and 1877
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hoey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Brien Hoey, who arrived in Canada in 1829
  • Patrick Hoey, who arrived in Canada in 1829

Hoey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Hoey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Ann Hoey arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Michael Hoey, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoey (post 1700)



  • Clyde Roark Hoey (1877-1954), American politician, Governor of North Carolina (1937 to 1941)
  • Allen Hoey (1952-2010), American Pulitzer Prize nominated poet, novelist, and literary critic
  • Walter J. Hoey, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1956
  • Walter Hoey, American politician, Representative from Delaware at-large, 1970
  • Newton P. Hoey, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Murrysville, Pennsylvania, 1922-24
  • Joseph P. Hoey, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, 1961-69
  • John E. Hoey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Laconia 1st Ward, 1938
  • James J. Hoey, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 13th District, 1907-11; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924 (alternate), 1928, 1932, 1936
  • James F. Hoey, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1928
  • Frank E. Hoey, American politician, Mayor of Bozeman, Montana, 1940-41
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hoey Historic Events


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Hoey Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Hoey, Irish Trimmer from Dundalk, Louth, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  4. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. 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.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  11. ...

The Hoey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoey 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 22 October 2016 at 02:20.

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