Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little. This site is an attempt to record what I've learned
about our family history. In these modern times, families tend to be scattered all over the country, if not the world. One
of the goals of this web site is to help our family stay connected even though we live far apart.
My name is Robbi Hoy and I have been doing research for just under 20 years. I just can not get enough of these Hoys.
When I am stuck on my line...I begin researching others that are in no way related!! I am hoping that we can start compiling
information on the Hoy family from all of the different countries!! Make this a data base for all Hoys no matter if they are
Scottish, English, American, Irish or Australian!!
I am also hoping that by doing this, we can find others who might hold a missing key!!
This is a work in progress, so please contact me if you have any information that might help round out the picture.
My findings so far!!
When I started this site, I was almost certain that most of the Hoy's will find their branches
back to Scotland and the Isle of Hoy. I am finding now that this is not the case. I have discovered Hoy's in England before
the unification of the countries. This does not mean that the English Hoy's were not from Scotland, it just makes it less
likely. As for the Irish Hoy's, I have discovered that most of them came from Scotland and moved to Ireland when the English
government sent many Scots Presbytarians to populate that country. The Aussies are a bit like the U.S. and Canada. Many Hoy's
were sent to these countries as convicts or just to start a new life.
The search continues...will keep you posted!!
Update...a few people have written about Hoy's living in other countries (i.e Germany, Denmark,
France, China). I am aware that there are Hoy's all over the world, but as of this date, most of the records I find are from
the UK. I will add more info on other countries as I find them.
So far I have gotten to know very few Hoy's that are interested in the tree!!
I do want to thank David Hoy who introduced me to his sister Joan!! Thanks so very much. I know we may not be related,
but hey-you are Hoy's!!
Also to George Martin...Thank You!!!!
I know you are not a Hoy-but the interest is there and I thank you so much.
Innes Duffus-you have been wonderful....I love my history lessons!!!
And finally to my husband, Stephen Hoy and his family who have gotten me hooked on these hidden Hoy"s!!