Boyle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Boyle family

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.

Important Dates for the Boyle family

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Boyle Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Boyle 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, the younger (1609?-1702), Archbishop of Armagh; Roger Boyle (1617?-1687), an Irish Protestant churchman, Bishop of Down and Connor and...
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Boyle migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Christopher Boyle, who settled in Virginia in 1645
  • Ann Boyle, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]
  • Elizth Boyle, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1664 [1]
Boyle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alexander Boyle, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [1]
  • Benjamin Boyle who settled in New Hampshire in 1718
  • Margaret Boyle, who arrived in New England in 1718 [1]
  • Baltzer Boyle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]
  • Henry Boyle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
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Boyle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Irwin Boyle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • James Boyle, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • Bernard Boyle, who landed in America in 1810 [1]
  • Catherine Boyle, who landed in Baltimore Maryland in 1811 [1]
  • Peter Boyle, who landed in America in 1811 [1]
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Boyle migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boyle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Robert Boyle U.E. who settled in Portland, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]
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, who landed in Canada in 1823
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Boyle migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [3]
  • John Boyle, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]
  • Mary Boyle, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • George Rolls Boyle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [6]
  • Julia Boyle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849 [7]
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Boyle migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Boyle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • H Boyle, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836 aboard the ship Patriot
  • Mr. Thomas Boyle, (b. 1805), aged 36, Irish settler born in County Tipperary arriving as Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [8]
  • Mr. Edward Boyle, (b. 1841), aged 6, Irish settler born in North Shileds travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [8]
  • Mrs. Ellen Boyle Née Fannan, (b. 1818), aged 29, Irish settler born in County Tipperary travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [8]
  • Mr. James Boyle, (b. 1839), aged 8, Irish settler born in County Tipperary travelling aboard the ship "Sir Robert Sale" from Gravesend via Cork arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 11th October 1847 [8]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Boyle (post 1700)

  • William Sebastian Boyle (1888-1949), American Democrat politician, Nevada Democratic State Chair, 1931 [9]
  • William F. Boyle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1972 [9]
  • William Marshall Boyle Jr. (1903-1961), American Democrat politician, Director, Kansas City Police, 1939; Chairman of Democratic National Committee, 1949-51 [9]
  • William F. Boyle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960, 1964 [9]
  • William B. Boyle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948 [9]
  • Walter Fabien Boyle (b. 1875), American politician, U.S. Consul in Ceiba, 1914-15; Puerto Cortes, 1915-17; San Luis Potosi, 1924; Auckland, 1926-32; U.S. Consul General in Guatemala City, 1938-41 [9]
  • Walter Durley Boyle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 1950 [9]
  • Walter C. Boyle, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 1940 [9]
  • Thomas Stanton Boyle (1870-1941), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Whiting, Indiana, 1930-35; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1932 [9]
  • Vincent E. Boyle (1894-1983), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1932 [9]
  • ... (Another 124 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Boyle family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. J.  Boyle (1896-1917), Irish Seaman aboard the SS Curaca from Belfast, Ireland who died in the explosion [10]
HMS Royal Oak
  • William Boyle (1907-1939), British Leading Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [11]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. James Boyle, Canadian 3rd Class passenger from Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [12]
  • 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 [13]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The LOUISA BAILLIE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849LouisaBaillie.htm
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  11. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
  12. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  13. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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