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.
from very ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guilfoil research.Another 56 words (4 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.
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.