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The surname Drumgold has its origins in the ancient place name Dromgabhail, which was most likely in County Louth. The surname in turn spawned the name of the town Dromgoolestown, County Louth.

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The surname Drumgold was first found in County Louth (Irish: Lú) the smallest county in Ireland, located on the East coast, in the Province of Leinster, where a Robert de Dromgol is mentioned in a law case in 1299, and Robert de Dromgol was a coroner in 1311. The surname can be found in records such as the Hearth Money Rolls and Dowdall Deeds for County Louth from that time on.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drumgoole, Drumgould, Drumgold, Drumgol, Dromgool and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drumgold research. Another 79 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1635, 1695, 1720, 1781, 1750 and 1826 are included under the topic Early Drumgold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family name at this time was Dr. Edward Dromgould (c.1635-c.1695), who was vicar-apostolic of Armagh and a friend of St. Oliver Plunkett; Col. John Dromgoole (1720-1781)...

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drumgold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Drumgold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Drumgold, who was naturalized in New York in 1838
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    Other References

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    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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