Last name: HOY

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Last name frequency

HOY : This last name is indexed 81,286 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HOY : 1: English (Essex): nickname for a sailor from Middle Dutch hoey ‘cargo ship’.2: Irish: variant of Hoey.3: Danish (Høy): nickname for a tall person from høj ‘high’.4: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 許 see Xu 2.5: Chinese: possibly from Cantonese form of some Chinese names 海 (meaning ‘sea’) or 開 (meaning ‘open’) or 凱 (meaning ‘victorious’) or 楷 (meaning ‘model’) which were monosyllabic personal names or part of disyllabic personal names of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.

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