Hoyle Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): topographic name for someone who lived by a depression or low-lying spot, from Old English holh ‘hole’, ‘hollow’, ‘depression’ (see Hole). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chomhghaill, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Comhghal’ (see McCool). Woulfe, however, traces Hoyle (as well as MacIlhoyle and McElhill) to Mac Giolla Choille ‘son of the lad of the wood’, which has sometimes been translated as Woods.

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


Similar surnames: Hole, Houle, Foyle, Doyle, Boyle, Hope, Royle, Holle, Coyle, Howle

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Hoyle Family Origin

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Hoyle Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Scholar

    8%
  • Tailor

    8%
  • Aprentice

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Scholar and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoyle. The most common Hoyle occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Hoyle's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Hoyle family was Aprentice.

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Between 1948 and 2004, Hoyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Hoyle in 1948 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hoyle

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