This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a topographical surname found particularly in the north and north-west of England, where it used as a dialectal variant of the southern name Hole or Houle. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century term "holh", hole, hollow, depression, used as a topographical surname for someone who lived in or by a hollow or low-lying spot. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. The modern surname from this source can be found as Hoyle, Hoile, and the genitive forms Hoyles and Hoiles, the "s" indicating "of" such a place. The marriage of Richard Hoyle and Johanna Gledhill was recorded at Elland in Yorkshire, on June 15th 1573. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas de Hoyle, which was dated 1248, in the "Curia Regis Rolls of Yorkshire", during the reign of King Henry 111, known as "The Frenchman", 1216 - 1272. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • HOYLE (F.) — Fred HOYLE (1915 ) C’est avant tout pour ses contributions au développement de la cosmologie moderne – en particulier, le modèle de l’état stationnaire et la théorie de la nucléosynthèse – que Fred Hoyle s’est rendu célèbre. Il a également… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hoyle — is a surname, and may refer to * Alan Hoyle, British basketball player and coach * Arthur Hoyle, Australian historian and biographer * Colin Hoyle, English football player * David Hoyle, British perfomance artist * David W. Hoyle, North Carolina… …   Wikipedia

  • Hoyle — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Arthur Hoyle (* 1929), US amerikanischer Jazz und Studiomusiker (Trompete, Kornett und Flügelhorn) Edmond Hoyle (auch Edmund Hoyle; 1672–1769), britischer Spieleexperte Fred Hoyle (1915–2001), britischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hoyle — puede referirse a: Abreviatura científica para el botánico Arthur Clague Hoyle 1904 1986. Edmon Hoyle, experto británico que escribió sobre el whist y otros juegos. Fred Hoyle, astrónomo y matemático inglés. Rafael Larco Hoyle, arqueólogo peruano …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hoyle — cited as a typical authority on card or board games, in ref. to Edmond Hoyle (1672 1769), author of several works on card playing. The surname, according to Bardsley, represents a Northern English dialectal pronunciation of hole. In Yorks and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hoyle —   [hɔɪl], Sir Fred, britischer Astronom und Mathematiker, * Bingley (bei Bradford) 24. 6. 1915, ✝ Bournemouth 20. 8. 2001; 1945 72 Hochschullehrer in Cambridge, 1958 72 Professor für Astronomie und experimentelle Philosophie; leitete 1966 72 das… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hoyle — [hoil] n. a book of rules and instructions for indoor games, esp. card games, orig. compiled by Edmond Hoyle (1672 1769), English authority on card games and chess according to Hoyle according to the rules and regulations; in the prescribed, fair …   English World dictionary

  • Hoyle — Sir Fred …   Scientists

  • Hoyle — El apellido Hoyle puede hacer referencia a alguna de las siguientes personas: ● Edmon Hoyle: Experto británico que escribió sobre el whist y otros juegos. ● Fred Hoyle: Astrónomo y matemático inglés. ● Rafael Larco Hoyle: Arqueólogo peruano …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Hoyle — n. according to Hoyle ( according to the rules ) * * * according to Hoyle ( according to the rules ) …   Combinatory dictionary