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The Irish surname Boyl comes from the Irish Gaelic O Baoighill, possibly derived from the earlier Irish word "baigell," which meant "having profitable pledges."

Boyl Early Origins



The surname Boyl 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.

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Boyl Spelling Variations


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Boyl Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Boyl were encountered in the archives: Boyle, O'Boyle, Boghill, Hill, Boile, Baoghal, Baole and many more.

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Boyl Early History


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Boyl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boyl 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 Boyl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boyl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boyl Early Notables (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 Boyl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Boyl family came to North America quite early:

Boyl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Boyl, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
  • Bryan Boyl, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Boyl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dominic Boyl, who landed in New York in 1830
  • John Boyl, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyl (post 1700)



  • Harold V. "Hal" Boyl (1911-1974), American journalist who won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for Correspondence

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
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    The Boyl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boyl 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 September 2013 at 12:36.

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