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Boyle Family History

Boyle Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Baoithghill ‘descendant of Baoithgheall’, a personal name of uncertain meaning, perhaps from baoth ‘rash’ + geall ‘pledge’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Doyle, Boyce, Hoyle, Bogle, Bole, Boye, Boyne, Bolle, Boyke, Moyles

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Where is the Boyle family from?

You can see how Boyle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boyle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Boyle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,277 Boyle families living in Lancashire. This was about 34% of all the recorded Boyle's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Boyle families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boyle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Boyle. 17% of Boyle men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Boyle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boyle were Incapacitated and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Bricklayer
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Domestic Servant
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 394,000 census records available for the last name Boyle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boyle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 88,000 immigration records available for the last name Boyle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 73,000 military records available for the last name Boyle. For the veterans among your Boyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boyle lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Boyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boyle in 1942 was 30, and 74 in 2004.

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