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Where did the Irish Boylan family come from? What is the Irish Boylan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Boylan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Boylan family history?The original Gaelic form of Boylan was O Baoigheallain.
The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Boylan revealed spelling variations, including Boylan, Boyland, O'Boylan and others.
First found in Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were descended from the Heremon line of Kings, more specifically King Colla da Crioch, one of the three famous Kings of Colla, 357 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boylan research. Another 197 words(14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boylan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Boylan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Boylan:
Boylan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Boylan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Boylan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Boylan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Boylan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Boylan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Boylan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boylan 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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