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  • Andrew Foy (1698 - 1775)
    NotesFOY, ANDREW, St. Mary's Co. 4 March 1773; 15 Aug. 1775 To wife Barbara Foy, extx. whole of estate. Wit: Joseph Leigh; Benjfm. Kinduik. 40. 610Links*
  • Barbara Foy (1685 - 1774)
    (Mary Kirke) in her will of 1734 mentions her daughter "Barbary (sic) Calvert." She survived Charles Calvert and married, secondly, Andrew Foy. NotesCalvert, Charles, St Mary's Co., 25th Oct., 1733; 31...
  • Catherine Rebecca Foy (1809 - 1870)
    1st wife of Thomas Birk(Burke)Foy Married:24 Apr 1828,Indiana County, Pennsylvania Daughter of John Fink & Sarah Ganshorn Had 11 known Children with Thomas B. Foy:Elizabeth Foy(Dingman),Susan Foy(Chide...
  • Claire Elizabeth Foy
    Claire Elizabeth Foy (born 16 April 1984) is a British actress. She has received various awards, including; a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.Foy studied ...
  • Elizabeth Sarah Betts (1826 - 1900)
    Christening ref: emigrated to Nelson, NZ, with father and step-mother on the "George Fyfe" arriving 12/12/1842, but is not in the passenger manifest.Married in Nelson in 1847.Living in Auckland in 1851...

About the Foy surname

In Ireland, Foy was an anglicized form of O'Fiach (Gaelic for Hunter). Variants include Fay and Fahey.
Or was Foy the original name possibly of Hugenot origin?

It was both. There were several "origins" for the name, Viking "farewell feast or black as the Raven" ref to Odin's pets. In Belgium and France, it meant "Faith" As in St. Foy whose reliquary is in the Cathedral At Conques France. My Foy clan comes from County Mayo in Ireland.