local name derived from the name of the Island of Hoy, written in the 13th as Haey, or "high island." The island of Hoy is the second largest in the Orkneys. There is also thought to have been a place so named near the England- Scotland border, but it no longer exists.
Early Origins of the Hooy family
Orkney (Gaelic: Insi Orc, “Island of the wild pigs”) the historic northernmost island region of Scotland, an early Pictish land, which came to be a stronghold of the Vikings from the 9th century.
Early History of the Hooy family
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Hooy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoy, Haey, Hooy and others.
Early Notables of the Hooy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hooy family to Ireland
Some of the Hooy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hooy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hooy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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