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Guilfoil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Guilfoil family


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.

Early History of the Guilfoil family


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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.

Early Notables of the Guilfoil family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Guilfoil family to the New World and Oceana


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

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

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