Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Hotoole appeared as O Tuathail, which is derived from "tuathal," which means "people mighty."
Early Origins of the Hotoole family
The surname Hotoole was first found in County Kildare
(Irish:Cill Dara), ancient homeland of the Kildare
based Uí Dúnlainge (Kings of Leinster), located in the Province of Leinster
, seated at O'Toole's Castle, where they were descended from Tuathal, King of Leinster
who died in 950 A.D.
Early History of the Hotoole family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hotoole research.Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1590, 1128, 1180, 1225, 1327, 1670 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Hotoole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hotoole Spelling Variations
Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations
of the surname Hotoole were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Toole, Tool, O'Toole, O'Tool, Tooley, Toile and many more.
Early Notables of the Hotoole family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family at this time was St. Laurence O'Toole; Lorcán Ua Tuathail, also known as St Laurence O'Toole, (1128-1180), Archbishop of Dublin
, canonized in 1225 by Pope Honorius III; and Adam Dubh Ó Tuathail, died... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hotoole Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hotoole family to the New World and Oceana
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families
made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Hotoole family in North America: Ann Tool arrived in America in 1702; Christian Tool settled in Virginia in 1726; John Tool settled in Maryland in 1775; followed by Robert in 1776; James Tool settled in Boston Mass in 1766.
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