Hoy Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey ‘cargo ship’. Northern Irish: variant of Howey 2 and Haughey. Scottish: habitational name from some unidentified minor place named Hoy, or from the Orkney island of Hoy, which was named in Old Norse as Háey, from há ‘high’ + ey ‘island’. Danish (Høy): nickname for a tall person, from høj ‘high’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hay, Hoey, Hey, Moy, Toy, Goy, Hoye, Hoe, Loy, Hoo

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Hoy Family Origin

Where is the Hoy family from?

SHOW MORE

Hoy Family Occupations

What did your Hoy ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Hoy ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    23%
  • Cultivateur

    8%
  • Going To School

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hoy family was Labourer. The most common Hoy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Hoy's were Farmers. Farmer, Cultivateur and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoy.

Source: Census data for Hoy | Data not to scale

Hoy Historical Records

What Hoy family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Hoy ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Hoy

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Hoy Life Expectancy

What is the average Hoy lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoy ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Hoy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hoy in 1944 was 25, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoy

Famous Hoy Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Look up another name