Last name: BOYLE

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BOYLE : This last name is indexed 289,469 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BOYLE : 1: Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Baoighill ‘descendant of Baoigheall’ a personal name of uncertain meaning perhaps from baoth ‘rash’ + geall ‘pledge’.2: Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Biéville near Caen Normandy formerly Boiavilla. The Boyle earls of Glasgow lords of Kelburne (Ayrshire) are descended from Adam son of Gilbert son of Richer de Boiville. In 12th-century England men named de Boiville held land in Millom and Saint Bees Cumberland and were associated with grants of land in Gloucestershire.

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