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

Hoyer Early Origins



The surname Hoyer 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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Hoyer Spelling Variations


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Hoyer Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Hoyer family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

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Hoyer Early History


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Hoyer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoyer 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 Hoyer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hoyer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hoyer Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Hoyer family in North America:

Hoyer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Franc Carl Hoyer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Wilhelm Hoyer, who landed in America in 1783

Hoyer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Conr Hoyer, who landed in North America in 1832-1849
  • Joh Bern Hoyer, who arrived in America in 1846
  • Charles A Hoyer, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Henriette Karoline Hoyer, who landed in America in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoyer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hoyer (post 1700)



  • Steny Hamilton Hoyer (b. 1939), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State Senate District 4-C, 1967-78; Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, 1978; U.S. Representative from Maryland 5th District, 1981-
  • Samuel M. Hoyer, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Altoona, Pennsylvania, 1893-96, 1902-05, 1908-11; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1908
  • Joseph S. Hoyer, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, 1863-65
  • Isaac Hoyer, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Montgomery County, 1879-82
  • Gregory Hoyer, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Eric G. Hoyer (1898-1990), American politician, Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1948-57
  • C. W. Hoyer, American politician, Delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Ida County, 1933

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Hoyer Historic Events


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Hoyer Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Robert S Hoyer (b. 1959), American Specialist 4th Class from Pasadena, Maryland, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Hoyer Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    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 Hoyer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoyer 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 27 October 2015 at 11:49.

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