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Subject: Re: Surname Hoy
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: September 7, 2007 at 11:18:00 AM
Reply to: Surname Hoy by Nicola
More likely Irish; Hoy is found in Northern Ireland as another version of Hoey, whoch can be for Ó hAoidh (O'Hea) or Ó hEochaidh (O'Haughey).
Hoy is also an English surname "Middle Dutch hoey 'cargo ship'. Metonymic for a sailor" (Reaney and Wilson, "Dictionary...").
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  • Surname Hoy - Nicola  Sep 4 2007, 11:07:48 AM
    • Re: Surname Hoy - Jim Young  Sep 7 2007, 11:18:00 AM