Show ContentsDrumgoole History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Drumgoole 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.

Early Origins of the Drumgoole family

The surname Drumgoole 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.

Early History of the Drumgoole family

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Drumgoole Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Drumgoole family

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)...
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Migration of the Drumgoole family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: P. Dromgoole, who settled in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario in 1829; John Drumgold, who was naturalized in New York in 1838; Christian Dromgoole, who arrived in Boston as a bonded passenger in 1847.

Contemporary Notables of the name Drumgoole (post 1700) +

  • John Christopher Drumgoole (1816-1888), Irish-born, American Roman Catholic priest who worked tirelessly to help homeless youth in New York City, eponym of the Drumgoole Plaza, a New York City park
  • Noel Drumgoole (1931-1995), Irish hurler who played in the 1950s through the 1960s on Facebook