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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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Where is the Hoyle family from?

You can see how Hoyle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hoyle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hoyle families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 3,050 Hoyle families living in Lancashire. This was about 46% of all the recorded Hoyle's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Hoyle families in 1891.
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What did your Hoyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Hoyle. 6% of Hoyle men worked as a General Labourer and 66% of Hoyle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hoyle were Incapacitated and Incapacitated.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    6%
  • Retired
    4%
  • Cotton Weaver
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    66%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 147,000 census records available for the last name Hoyle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hoyle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Hoyle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Hoyle. For the veterans among your Hoyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hoyle lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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