The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Kilfoy is Mac Giolla Phoil, denoting the descendant of a follower of St. Paul.
from very ancient times.
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The spelling of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations
such as Gilfoyle, MacGilfoyle, MacIlfoyle, Guilfoyle and many more.