When Jacobus Huys was born on 16 February 1823, in Oedelem, West Flanders, Belgium, his father, Charles Louis Huys, was 46 and his mother, Regina Daveloose, was 41. He married Joanna Theresia Rijs on 9 February 1855, in Oedelem, West Flanders, Belgium. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 4 September 1907, in his hometown, at the age of 84.
Dutch and Flemish: variant of Buis . This surname is also established in South Africa. Compare Bice , Bise , and Byce .