Huy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Huy family

The surname Huy 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 Huy family

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

Huy 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 Huy family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Hoey, O'Hoey, Hoy, Hue, Kehoe, Keogh, MacKeogh and many more.

Early Notables of the Huy family (pre 1700)

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


United States Huy migration to the United States +

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 Huy family in North America:

Huy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Huy, who landed in New York, NY in 1741 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Huy (post 1700) +

  • Bonnie Huy (1935-2013), American politician, Member of the Kansas House of Representatives 2001-2006
  • Wolf-Dietrich Huy, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 40 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • John Huy Addams (1822-1881), American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State Senate, 1855-61, 1863-71; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868 [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 15) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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