Hoyes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hoyes family

The surname Hoyes 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 Hoyes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoyes research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1653, 1725, 1798, 1828, 1893, 1534, 1653, 1725 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Hoyes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hoyes Spelling Variations

Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Hoyes revealed many variations, including Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

Early Notables of the Hoyes family (pre 1700)

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoyes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Hoyes migration to the United States +

Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Hoyes:

Hoyes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Serina Hoyes, aged 36, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1892
  • W. B. Hoyes, aged 25, who immigrated to America, in 1893
  • Miss M. Hoyes, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1893
  • Mrs. B. Hoyes, aged 55, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
Hoyes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anna Teresa Hoyes, aged 30, who settled in America from Dublin, in 1904
  • George T. Hoyes, aged 25, who landed in America from N. Merrick, Scotland, in 1909
  • Amy Hoyes, aged 22, who landed in America from Ilkesten, England, in 1912
  • Hyacinth L. Hoyes, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Kiingston, Jamaica, in 1917
  • William Hoyes, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1920

New Zealand Hoyes migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hoyes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Hoyes, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Inchinnan" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 27th May 1852 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoyes (post 1700) +

  • James Patrick Hoyes (b. 1971), American umpire in Major League Baseball
  • John Hoyes, British actor and bass guitarist
  • Mr. Robert Hoyes, British sheriff, held the joint position of Sheriff of Nottingham, England from 1710 to 1711

  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

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