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The Viking settlers of ancient Scotland were the first to use the name Hoig. It was a name for a careful and prudent person. While in England, this name is derived from the animal and is there a metonymic surname (a surname derived from the principle object associated with a trade or occupation), in Scotland it is derived from the Old English word hoga, which means prudent. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Hoig family


The surname Hoig was first found in Durham, where they were located 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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Early History of the Hoig family

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Early History of the Hoig family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoig research.
Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1543, 1583, 1680, 1658, 1734, 1770, 1835, 1792, 1862 and are included under the topic Early Hoig History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoig Spelling Variations

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Hoig Spelling Variations


Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations of Hoig include Hogg, Hogge, Hoag, Hogue, Hoig and others.

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Early Notables of the Hoig family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Hoig family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan from early times was Ralf Hogge, an English iron-master and gun founder to the king; he succeeded in casting the first iron cannon in England in 1543 and known to have later built Hogge House in the village of Buxted, East...
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Migration of the Hoig family to Ireland

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Migration of the Hoig family to Ireland


Some of the Hoig family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 105 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Hoig family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Hoig family to the New World and Oceana


In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Hoig name: Daniel Hogg settled in Boston in 1651; along with John and Neile; Bernard, Charles, James, John, Peter, Richard and William Hogue all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

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The Hoig Motto

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The Hoig Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dat gloria vires
Motto Translation: Glory gives strength.


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