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Loy Surname Meaning

German Dutch and French: from a shortened form of the medieval personal name Eloy from Latin Eligius (see Eligio ) a Christian saint's name. German: habitational name from Loy in Oldenburg. Italian (Sardinia): variant of Loi . Spanish: from a shortened form of the French personal name Eloy (see 1 above). French (Picardy): nickname from loi ‘law’ for someone who was quick to have recourse to the law a frequent or vexatious litigant. Chinese: variant of Loi .7: Chinese: possibly from Cantonese form of the Chinese name 雷 (meaning ‘thunder’) or 來 (meaning ‘come’) a monosyllabic personal name or part of a disyllabic personal name of some early Chinese immigrants in the US.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ley, Loi, Goy, Low, Lory, Luy, Toy, Foy, Loo, Moy

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Where is the Loy family from?

You can see how Loy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Loy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Loy families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 155 Loy families living in Yorkshire. This was about 40% of all the recorded Loy's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Loy families in 1891.
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What did your Loy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Loy. 17% of Loy men worked as a Bricklayer and 80% of Loy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Loy were Coal Hewer Hw and Pensioner. .

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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

  • Bricklayer
  • Cutlery Worker
  • Postman
  • Coal Hewer Hw

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Pensioner
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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Loy. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Loy. For the veterans among your Loy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Loy lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Loy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Loy in 1940 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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