Show ContentsHoyos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hoyos surname is a habitational (local) name, taken on from any of several place names, such as from Hoyos in Cáceres province, or Hoyos in Ávila province. These place names come from the Spanish words "hoyo," meaning "pit," or "hole." The Joya variant is thought to be a Catalan version of this name.

Early Origins of the Hoyos family

The surname Hoyos was first found in Santander, where they are thought to have originated before soon moving to Castile.

Early History of the Hoyos family

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Hoyos Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Joya, Hoyo, Hoyos, Hoya and others.

Early Notables of the Hoyos family

Prominent among bearers of the Hoyos family name at this time was

  • Juan López de Hoyos (1511-1583), Spanish schoolmaster and author who lived during the Renaissance...
  • In later times, Don Isodoro de Hoyos y Rubin de Celis was made the "Marqués de Zornoza y Vizconde de la Manzanera" on April 19, 1857, and the "Marqués de Hoyos" on August 3, 1866...

Hoyos Ranking

In the United States, the name Hoyos is the 9,824th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Hoyos migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hoyos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gomez De Hoyos, who arrived in America in 1814 [2]
  • Alonso Hoyos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1854 [2]
  • Jose Hoyos, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1866 [2]
  • Pedro Hoyos, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1898 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hoyos (post 1700) +

  • Arturo de Hoyos (b. 1925), American (Mexican born), professor at Brigham Young University, and president of the Universidad Hispana in Provo, Utah
  • Lisa Hoyos, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996 [3]
  • José Herbin Hoyos Medina (d. 2021), Colombian journalist and broadcaster who was in exile in Spain after receiving death threats from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia
  • Guillermo Angel Hoyos (b. 1963), Argentine, football player and manager
  • Darío Castrillón Hoyos (b. 1929), Colombian, Cardinal of the Catholic Church
  • Jorge Martínez de Hoyos (1920-1997), Mexican actor
  • Ricardo Martínez de Hoyos (1918-2009), Mexican painter

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from on Facebook