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Origins Available: Irish
The Irish surname Boyle comes from the Irish Gaelic O Baoighill, possibly derived from the earlier Irish word "baigell," which meant "having profitable pledges."
The surname Boyle was first found in Donegal
(Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they were descended from King Maoldun Baoghal (meaning "peril") of the Heremon
line of Irish Kings.
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Boyle revealed many variations, including Boyle, O'Boyle, Boghill, Hill, Boile, Baoghal, Baole and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyle research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1296, 1078, 1588, 1643, 1566, 1643, 1607, 1667, 1574, 1644, 1609, 1702, 1617, 1687, 1639, 1694, 1621, 1679, 1646, 1682, 1612, 1698, 1623 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Boyle History in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, (1566-1643), an English settler in Ireland; The Lady Alice Boyle, Countess of Barrymore, (1607-1667) was the eldest daughter and second child of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork; Richard Boyle (c.1574-1644), Archbishop of Tuam; Michael Boyle...
Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boyle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
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To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence
began, many Irish settlers took the side of England
, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland
at this time for North America and Australia
. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Boyle or a variant listed above, including:
Boyle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Naamy Boyle, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
- Christopher Boyle settled in Virginia in 1645
- Ann Boyle, who landed in Virginia in 1657
- Elizth Boyle, aged 21, landed in New York in 1664
Boyle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Alexander Boyle, who landed in Virginia in 1716
- Benjamin Boyle who settled in New Hampshire in 1718
- Margaret Boyle, who arrived in New England in 1718
- Baltzer Boyle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761
- Henry Boyle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
Boyle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Irwin Boyle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1803
- James Boyle, who landed in America in 1805
- Bernard Boyle, who landed in America in 1810
- Catherine Boyle, who landed in Baltimore Maryland in 1811
- Peter Boyle, who landed in America in 1811
Boyle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Robert Boyle U.E who settled in Portland, New Brunswick c. 1783
Boyle Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Elener Boyle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1812
- Michael Boyle, who arrived in Canada in 1812
- Mich Boyle, who arrived in Canada in 1812
- Anne Boyle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1818
- Charles Boyle, aged 4, landed in Canada in 1823
Boyle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Owen Boyle, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
- John Boyle, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Austraila
- Mary Boyle, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Austraila
- George Rolls Boyle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
- Julia Boyle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
Boyle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- H Boyle landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836 aboard the ship Patriot
- Rachael Boyle, aged 30, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adelaide" in 1858
- Peter Boyle a mason, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Sir George Grey" in 1864
- Biddy Boyle arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
- Daniel Boyle, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
- Charles Augustus Boyle (1907-1959), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois 12th District, 1955-59
- F. M. Boyle, American politician, Member of Alaska Territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1913-14
- Frank A. Boyle, American Democrat politician, Member of Alaska Territorial House of Representatives 1st District, 1931-32
- Major-General Leo Martin Boyle (1899-1969), American Adjutant-General of Illinois (1940-)
- John Boyle Jr., American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1912
- John Boyle Jr. (b. 1876), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Suffolk County 2nd District, 1924-28
- John Boyle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1928
- Mrs. John Boyle, American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin Democratic State Central Committee, 1936
- John A. Boyle (b. 1883), American Democrat politician, Undertaker; Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 2nd District, 1923-24; Defeated, 1915
- John F. Boyle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1928
- Mr. James Boyle, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
- Miss Nicholas Boyle, English 3rd Class passenger residing in Chicago, Illinois, USA visiting Scotland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
- The Boyle-Bole-Boles Descendants of James Boyle of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania by David Boles.
- McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
- Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
- MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
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- Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
- Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
- Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
The Boyle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boyle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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