The surname Loy was first found in Bavaria, where the name was closely identified in early medieval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Like many surnames, Loy began as a personal name, a variant of the French name Eloy or Eloi, which itself came from the Latin name Eligius. Eligius comes from the Latin word "eligere," meaning "to elect or choose." As with many personal names dating from that era, Eloy gained its popularity because it had been born by a famous saint; St. Eloy was a 6th century saint who came to be known as the patron saint of smiths and horses.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Loy research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1541 is included under the topic Early Loy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
William A. Loy (b. 1895), American farmer and politician who served as a Republican in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1953
Myrna Loy (1905-1993), born Myrna Adele Williams, an American film, television and stage actress, awarded an Honorary Academy Award in 1991
Matthias Loy (1828-1915), American Lutheran theologian in the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio
James Milton Loy (b. 1942), American former United States Coast Guard admiral, acting U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security in 2005 and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-2005),Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard (1998-2002)
Frank E. Loy, American diplomat, business and nonprofit executive, 2nd Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs (1998-2001)
David Robert Loy (b. 1947), American author and Buddhist philosopher
Angie Loy (b. 1982), American World Cup and Olympic field hockey forward
Egon Loy (b. 1931), German former professional football goalkeeper who played from 1954 to 1967
Tristan Loy (b. 1973), French long distance and marathon speedskater
Rory James Loy (b. 1988), Scottish professional footballer
^ 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)
Fastest Delivery Possible
Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day
Money Back Guarantee
Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed
BBB A+ Rating
The Best Rating possible
Secure Online Payment
Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate
Removing this item from your shopping cart will remove your associated sale items.
Are you sure you want to delete this item from your shopping cart?