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The History of the Hoyle surname

Posted on June 10th, 2008

The surname “Hoyle” originally had Welsh origins, but over time became a relatively common English surname.  Many American Hoyle families have their roots in the British Isles, and there are still many Hoyle families living in England and throughout the United Kingdom.  Hoyle families can also be found in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and most former British colonies and Commonwealth nations.  There are many prominent and influential Hoyle families living in both North and South America, residing in communities as far north as Alaska to southernmost Chile. 

In the United States, most Hoyle families living in New England and the northern midwestern states have their roots in the British Isles.  Even though “Hoyle” is clearly an English surname, the largest group of Hoyle families, however, are not descendents of British immigrants to the American colonies, but rather from settlers that came from Germany and other Prussian states. Read the rest of this entry »

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