The Irish surname Bohill comes from the Irish Gaelic O Baoighill, possibly derived from the earlier Irish word "baigell," which meant "having profitable pledges."
Early Origins of the Bohill family
The surname Bohill 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.
Early History of the Bohill family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bohill 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 Bohill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bohill Spelling Variations
A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations
during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Bohill include Boyle, O'Boyle, Boghill, Hill, Boile, Baoghal, Baole and many more.
Early Notables of the Bohill family (pre 1700)
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 Bohill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bohill family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bohill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Bohill, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865