Goy Family History
Goy Name Meaning
English (Lincolnshire of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in France named Gouy for example in Aisne or Pas-de-Calais. Galician: habitational name from Goy in Lugo province Galicia (Spain). French: from the Old French word goi (from Latin gubia) denoting a type of bill hook or knife used by vine-growers or coopers hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such implements. Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 倪 possibly based on its Hokkien or Teochew pronunciation see Ni .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022