The surname Hoyes originally appeared in Gaelic as "O hEochaidh" or "Mac Eochaidh," derived from an Irish
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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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.
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 emigrated to America, in 1893
- Miss M. Hoyes, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1893
- Mrs. B. Hoyes, aged 55, who emigrated 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 emigrated to the United States from Kiingston, Jamaica, in 1917
- William Hoyes, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1920