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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.

Kilfoy Early Origins



The surname Kilfoy 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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Kilfoy Spelling Variations


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Kilfoy Spelling Variations



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.

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Kilfoy Early History


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Kilfoy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kilfoy research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1576 is included under the topic Early Kilfoy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kilfoy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilfoy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kilfoy 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:

Kilfoy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Rosetta Kilfoy, aged 29, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Joseph Kilfoy, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Emily Kilfoy, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Kilfoy Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    9. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Kilfoy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilfoy 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 2 January 2017 at 23:37.

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