The distinguished surname Vanhoy is Dutch in origin. It is thought to be derived from the Belgian place name "Huy." This element combined with the characteristic Dutch prefix "van," meaning "from," would indicate "one who came from Huy."
Early Origins of the Vanhoy family
The surname Vanhoy was first found in Holland, where the Vanhoy family became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The family name Vandehey held a family seat
Early History of the Vanhoy family
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Vanhoy Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Van der Hey, Van Hay, Van Hey, Van Heye, van der Haye, Vandehey, Vanderhay, Vanderhey, Vanhoy, Vanhey and many more.
Early Notables of the Vanhoy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Vanhoy family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Peter VanHooij, who sailed from Rotterdam to New York on the ship John Hancock in 1849; and Anton VandeHey, who came to Wisconsin in 1864.