Oye Family History
Oye Name Meaning
Norwegian (Øye): habitational name from any of about twenty-five farmsteads chiefly in Møre and Trøndelag so named from øy ‘island’. Japanese: variant of Oe . The -ye spelling represents a sound no longer used in modern Japanese. West African (Nigeria): Igbo name from the name of one of the four (market) days of the Igbo four-day week. Compare Orie . See also 4 below. African (Nigeria Gabon and Ghana): unexplained. See also 3 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press