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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)



  • Thomas Guilfoil, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956
  • Ezra Guilfoil, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Wyandotte, Michigan, 1901
  • 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

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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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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