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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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Hoyle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Hoyle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Hoyle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hoyle Family Origin

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Hoyle Family Occupations

What did your Hoyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Hoyle family was Woollen Weaver. The most common Hoyle occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 4% of Hoyle's were Cotton Weavers. Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hoyle.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Woollen Weaver


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Hoyle Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Hoyle Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hoyle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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