Hoey

Hoey
Family name
Hoey family coat of arms
Meaning "descendant of Eochaidh (pronounced Owey)"
Region of origin Ireland
Language(s) of origin Gaeilge
Related names Haughey, McCaughey

Hoey (O'Hoey) is an Irish surname. Spelling variations include: Haughey, McCaughey and McKeogh, among others. Modern spelling comes from the original Ó hEochaidh.

The Hoeys are descendants of the ancient Dál Fiatach dynasty, rulers of the Ulaid. They trace their descent from Fiatach Finn mac Dáire, a King of Ulster and High King of Ireland in the 1st Century AD.

Notable people with the surname include:

See also

External links

  • Kingdom of Ulster
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