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Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Toal appeared as O Tuathail, which is derived from "tuathal," which means "people mighty."

Toal Early Origins



The surname Toal 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.

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Toal Spelling Variations


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Toal Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Toal include Toole, Tool, O'Toole, O'Tool, Tooley, Toile and many more.

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Toal Early History


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Toal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toal research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1327, 1590, 1128, 1180, 1225, 1327, 1670 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Toal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toal Early Notables (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 Toal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Toal family came to North America quite early:

Toal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Toal, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toal (post 1700)



  • Jean Hoefer Toal (b. 1943), American jurist, the first woman and the first Roman Catholic to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina
  • Brian P. Toal (b. 1985), American football linebacker from Wyckoff, New Jersey
  • Felix M. Toal, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 18th District, 1952
  • John Toal (b. 1967), retired Irish footballer from Dublin
  • Brendan Toal (b. 1940), former Irish Fine Gael politician
  • Gerard Toal (b. 1962), Irish-born, professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Maureen Toal (1930-2012), Irish stage and television actress
  • Joseph Anthony Toal (b. 1956), Scottish Roman Catholic Bishop of Argyll and the Isles in Scotland

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Toal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Toal 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 3 February 2016 at 09:56.

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