Log in  | Not a member? Register
UK election will cancel Brexit...?

11,065 BOYLES members around the world

Keep me informed as to BOYLES Family online & offline events

BOYLES points found: 13

BOYLES Family History

This 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.

The BOYLES Family Message Board

Leave a message for BOYLES family members.

  • Find your BOYLES ancestor
  • Tell us about your BOYLES Family
  • Ask a question about the BOYLES history
  • Tell us about your BOYLES ancestors
Areas of Origin for BOYLES

Invite more BOYLES family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the BOYLES tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest