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The spelling and overall form of Irish names often vary considerably. The original Gaelic form of the name Kilfoyle is Mac Giolla Phoil, denoting the descendant of a follower of St. Paul.

Kilfoyle Early Origins



The surname Kilfoyle 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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Kilfoyle Spelling Variations


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Kilfoyle Spelling Variations



The search for the origins of the name Kilfoyle family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Gilfoyle, MacGilfoyle, MacIlfoyle, Guilfoyle and many more.

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Kilfoyle Early History


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Kilfoyle Early History



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

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Kilfoyle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kilfoyle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kilfoyle 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



A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Kilfoyle:

Kilfoyle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Kilfoyle, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Mary Kilfoyle, aged 20, who landed in America from Witton Park, in 1892

Kilfoyle Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sarah Kilfoyle, aged 25, who landed in America from Ballyhannis, Ireland, in 1900
  • Delia Kilfoyle, aged 17, who settled in America from Ballyhannis, in 1903
  • Katie Kilfoyle, aged 26, who landed in America from Cooloughey, in 1904
  • Mary Kilfoyle, aged 17, who emigrated to America from Ballyhannis, in 1904
  • Bridget Kilfoyle, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Glandore Tulla Co Cavan, in 1905
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kilfoyle Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Wilson Kilfoyle, aged 60, who emigrated to Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, in 1924

Kilfoyle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Kilfoyle landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilfoyle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kilfoyle (post 1700)



  • Kathleen Kilfoyle, American actress of the 1920s
  • Peter Kilfoyle (b. 1946), English politician for Liverpool Walton
  • B. Kilfoyle, Australian physicist at Mawson Station in 1966, eponym of Kilfoyle Nunataks, Antarctica
  • John Augustus Charles "Jack" Kilfoyle (1893-1962), Australian pastoralist on a medium-sized property of 734,000 acres from Palmerston, Northern Territory
  • Peter Kilfoyle (b. 1946), British Labour Party politician, Member of Parliament for Liverpool Walton from 1991 to 2010

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    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. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    11. ...

    The Kilfoyle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kilfoyle 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 27 November 2015 at 14:35.

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