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

Toole Early Origins



The surname Toole 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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Toole Spelling Variations


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Toole Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Toole family name include Toole, Tool, O'Toole, O'Tool, Tooley, Toile and many more.

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Toole Early History


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Toole Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Toole 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 Toole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Toole Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Toole 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 Toole 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Toole to North America:

Toole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Toole settled in Virginia in 1655
  • Mary Toole settled in Barbados in 1677
  • Mary Toole settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Mary Toole, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1684

Toole Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Toole, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766

Toole Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Toole, aged 28, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Laurence Toole, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Marcus Toole, aged 39, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • Luke Toole, aged 28, arrived in New York, NY in 1804
  • Luke Toole settled in New York in 1804
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Toole Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Maurice Toole settled in St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1757 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mr. James Edward Toole U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. John Toole U.E. (b. 1753) who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he became a Freeman in 1785, died in 1827 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Toole Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Judith Toole, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
  • Cornelius Toole, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Toole Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Toole, a cooper, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Patrick Toole, a bricklayer, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Toole arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICOL. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamNichol.htm
  • Catherine Toole arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICOL. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamNichol.htm
  • Dennis Toole arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Nicol" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICOL. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamNichol.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Toole Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Toole landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1840
  • Edward Toole, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Margaret Toole, aged 40, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Eleanor Toole, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855
  • Henry Toole, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "New Era" in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Toole (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Toole (post 1700)



  • Steve Toole (1859-1919), American professional baseball player
  • Melinda Toole, American beauty queen; Miss Alabama 2006
  • K. Ross Toole (1920-1981), American historian and author
  • Joseph Toole (1851-1929), American politician from Montana; governor of Montana 1889–93
  • John Kennedy Toole (1937-1969), American novelist posthumously awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981
  • Glover Glendenning Toole, American politician, Mayor of Macon, Georgia, 1918-21, 1930-33
  • George D. Toole, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1932
  • G. L. Toole, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928
  • G. B. Toole, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Decatur County, 1923-24
  • Frampton Wyman Toole Jr., American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate 23rd District, 1967-68
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Toole Historic Events


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Toole Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John Toole, British Fireman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Toole, Irish Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM NICOL. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamNichol.htm

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  11. ...

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