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The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Guilfoil is Mac Giolla Phoil, denoting the descendant of a follower of St. Paul.

Guilfoil Early Origins



The surname Guilfoil was first found in County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Guilfoil Spelling Variations


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Guilfoil Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Guilfoil revealed spelling variations, including Gilfoyle, MacGilfoyle, MacIlfoyle, Guilfoyle and many more.

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Guilfoil Early History


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Guilfoil Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guilfoil research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1576 is included under the topic Early Guilfoil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guilfoil Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guilfoil Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Guilfoil 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Guilfoil Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard John Guilfoil, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1817

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guilfoil (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guilfoil (post 1700)



  • Oscar Daniel Guilfoil Sr. (1863-1955), American politician, Member of the Washington State Senate (1889-1891)
  • Dwight D. Guilfoil Jr. (1922-1989), American businessman and advocate for workers with disabilities, recognized as one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Men of the United States" by the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1957
  • Thomas Guilfoil, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ezra Guilfoil, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1901 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Guilfoil Family Crest Products


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Guilfoil Family Crest Products




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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  5. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Guilfoil Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guilfoil 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 20 January 2016 at 10:39.

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