Before Irish names were translated into English, Dricsol had a Gaelic form of O hEidersceoil, from the word eidirsceol, which means an intermediary.
Early Origins of the Dricsol family
The surname Dricsol was first found in the southern part of the county of Kerry. They were later forced out of this territory by the O'Sullivans, and migrated eastward, settling around Baltimore in the southwest of County Cork
. They remain almost exclusively in this region today, despite the depredations of the neighboring O'Donovan and O'Mahony septs. CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
The sept takes its name from Eidersceoil, who was born around 910 AD, and was in turn descended from Lughaide Laidhe, who was the ancestor of the Corca Laoidheclann which occupied the area of Cork belonging to the diocese of Ross.The variant Dirsicall was ten times more common than O'Driscoll eighty years ago, the situation has now been reversed.
Early History of the Dricsol family
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Dricsol Spelling Variations
Many variations of the name Dricsol were found in archives from the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages, surname were rarely recorded except by clerks, priests and registrars. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Dricsol found include Driscoll, O'Driscoll and others.
Early Notables of the Dricsol family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dricsol family to the New World and Oceana
North America accepted thousands of Irish immigrants during the 19th century as their homeland suffered under foreign imperialistic rule. Although settlers from the early portion of the century came to North America by choice in search of land, by far the largest influx of Irish immigrants came to North America during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. Many of these Irish families
left the country destitute and in some cases suffering from disease. However, those who survived the long ocean voyage were especially vital to the development of industry in the United States and what would become known as Canada. Research of immigration and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the name Dricsol: Florence O'Driscoll who landed in Virginia in 1663. The Chief of the family settled in Mobile, and the Reverends Michael and Patrick O'Driscoll were descended from him..