Family history with tradition
The origin of the Family Hoyos lies in the area of Burgos in Old Castile, the heartland of Spain. The heart-shaped shield with the two golden dragonheads in the family coat of arms refers to this geographical Region.
The two formulated titles of nobility from 1527 and 1532, which most likely served for admission to a Spanish order of knights, constitute the first written testimonials to the Hoyos family origin. The sons of Juan de Hoyos (1481 – 1538), Anton and Hans, came to Lower Austria around 1525 from Spain via Trieste and Carinthia in the entourage of Archduke Ferdinand, the future emperor. The following family members also supported the young Ferdinand and also all successive rules of the House of Austria in pivotal issues of politics and the preservation of the Catholic faith.