households in Griffith's Valuation (1847-64)


Boyle 2491
O'Boyle 138
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Boyle Very numerous: widespread, especially Ulster, Midlands, Connacht. Ir. Ó Baoighill (Baoill), the derivation is thought to relate to O Ir. baigell meaning having good pledges. This was a major sept of W Ulster. There is also the Anglo-Irish family of Boyle to which the scientist Robert Boyle belonged. Ir. now usually Ó Baoill. IF & SGG.
O'Boyle numerous: all areas, in particular Antrim and Ulster generally, Mayo-Roscommon-Galway. Ir. Ó Baoighill, perhaps baoth + geall, vain pledge. A major sept of Donegal. See also Boyle. IF.
Ó Baoighill O'Boyle, Boyle: Luaitear "baoith-gheall" mar mhíniú - ní fios. Ba chlann mhór de Chinéal Conaill iad. Leathadar ar fud na tíre sa 16 céad. An-líonmhar anois in Ulaidh, Connacht agus Lár na Tíre. Bhí siad gaolmhar le Ó Domhnaill & Ó Dochartaigh. Litriú nua: Ó Baoill. IF.
Ó Baoill rare: Ir.Lang. See O'Boyle.


Boyle households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.
Click on a county name for a breakdown of the number of households by parish (paying).
  Antrim 105 Armagh 122
  Belfast city 48 Carlow 6
  Cavan 47 Clare 17
  Cork 32 Cork city 1
  Derry 129 Donegal 889
  Down 60 Dublin 17
  Dublin city 15 Fermanagh 33
  Galway 86 Kerry 46
  Kildare 7 Kilkenny 32
  Laois 10 Leitrim 35
  Limerick 38 Limerick city 5
  Longford 9 Louth 150
  Mayo 114 Meath 51
  Monaghan 89 Offaly 13
  Roscommon 18 Sligo 54
  Tipperary 46 Tyrone 125
  Waterford 11 Westmeath 10
  Wexford 18 Wicklow 3