Loy Family History
Loy Name 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