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The Irish name Coil was originally written in a Gaelic form as Mac Giolla Chomhgaill, denoting a devotee of St. Comgal.

Coil Early Origins



The surname Coil was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Coil Spelling Variations


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Coil 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 Coil were encountered in the archives: Coyle, Coyl, Coyles, M'Illhoyle, Coile, Coil, M'Coyle, O'Coyle, Coiles, Coyls, Coils, Koyle, Koyles, Koyl, Koill, Koiles, Coylle, Coylles and many more.

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Coil Early History


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Coil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coil research. Another 444 words (32 lines of text) covering the year 1641 is included under the topic Early Coil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coil Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coil 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 Coil family came to North America quite early:

Coil Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Coil arrived in Maryland in 1772

Coil Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Coil, who arrived in Maryland in 1804
  • Peter Coil, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Rosa Coil, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Sarah Coil, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • William Coil, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coil Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elleanor Coil, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Mary Coil, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Patrick Coil, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
  • Edward Coil, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Nancy Coil, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coil (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coil (post 1700)



  • Marvin Coil (1912-1994), American Primetime Emmy Award winning editor, known for his work in Little House on the Prairie (1974), Bonanza (1959), Highway to Heaven (1984) and The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952)
  • Ryan Coil, American actor and writer, known for The Beauregards (2012), Scientists in the Woods (2013) and Every Little Thing You Love
  • Leanna Coil, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 2000
  • Heather Coil, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2012
  • Benjamin J. Coil, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 20th District, 1857-58
  • Liam Mac Cóil (b. 1952), Irish language novelist, a critic, and an essayist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    10. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    11. ...

    The Coil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coil 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 15 January 2016 at 13:52.

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