11,065 BOYLES members around the world
BOYLES Family HistoryThis interesting Irish name is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O' Baoighill" descendant of "Baoigheall" a personal name from "baoth" rash, and "geall", pledge. Traditionally, Irish family names were taken from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "O", as above, or "Mac", denoting son of. The O' Boyles were a strong sept in County Donegal and they shared the leadership of the North West, and were noted for their ruddy complexion. However, the best known bearers of the name were actually men of English race, as in Richard Boyle, a Jacobean adventurer from Kent who acquired the lands of the executed Sir Walter Raleigh in County Waterford, and later became the 1st Earl of Cork.
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous BOYLES (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the BOYLES tribe
- Find your BOYLES ancestor
- Tell us about your BOYLES Family
- Tell us about your BOYLES ancestors
- Ask a question about the BOYLES history
- Leave a message for BOYLES family members
Areas of Origin for BOYLES
Invite more BOYLES family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the BOYLES tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the BOYLES live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!
Show off the BOYLES Family Crest…
Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from