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The Irish surname MacBoyle comes from the Irish Gaelic O Baoighill, possibly derived from the earlier Irish word "baigell," which meant "having profitable pledges."

MacBoyle Early Origins



The surname MacBoyle was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they were descended from King Maoldun Baoghal (meaning "peril") of the Heremon line of Irish Kings.

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MacBoyle Early History


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MacBoyle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacBoyle research. Another 373 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1164, 1296, 1078, 1588, 1643, 1566, 1643, 1607, 1667, 1574, 1644, 1609, 1702, 1617, 1687, 1639, 1694, 1621, 1679, 1646, 1682, 1612, 1698, 1623 and 1699 are included under the topic Early MacBoyle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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MacBoyle Spelling Variations


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MacBoyle Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name MacBoyle revealed many variations, including Boyle, O'Boyle, Boghill, Hill, Boile, Baoghal, Baole and many more.

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MacBoyle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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MacBoyle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, (1566-1643), an English settler in Ireland; The Lady Alice Boyle, Countess of Barrymore, (1607-1667) was the eldest daughter and second child of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork; Richard Boyle (c.1574-1644), Archbishop of Tuam; Michael Boyle...

Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early MacBoyle 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the MacBoyle family relocated to North American shores quite early: Benjamin Boyle who settled in New Hampshire in 1718; Christopher Boyle settled in Virginia in 1645; Bernard, Charles, Daniel, Dennis, Edward, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Joseph, Michael, Patrick, Richard, Robert, Thomas and William Boyle, all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1860. In Newfoundland, Joanna Boyle was married in St. John's in 1832.

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