Show ContentsHoye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hoye family

The surname Hoye 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.

Early History of the Hoye family

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Hoye Spelling Variations

The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Hoye were encountered in the archives: Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

Early Notables of the Hoye family (pre 1700)

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Hoye Ranking

In the United States, the name Hoye is the 9,553rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Hoye migration to the United States +

Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Hoye:

Hoye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Hoye, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1812 [2]
  • Patrick Hoye, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [2]

Canada Hoye migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoye Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Corns Hoye, aged 20, who arrived in Canada in 1812

Australia Hoye migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hoye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Ann G. Hoye, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Posthumous" in 1849 [3]
  • Maria Hoye, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoye (post 1700) +

  • Daniel O. "Dan" Hoye, American politician, Los Angeles City Controller (1937–1961)
  • Rico Hoye (b. 1974), American professional heavyweight boxer
  • James Patrick Hoye (b. 1971), American Major League Baseball umpire
  • Fred J. Hoye, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 15th District, 1932 [4]
  • John Hoye (b. 1957), British actor and bass guitarist

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  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The POSTHUMOUS 1849. Retrieved from
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from on Facebook