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Doyle Family History

Doyle Name Meaning
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhghaill ‘descendant of Dubhghall’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + gall ‘stranger’. This was used as a byname for Scandinavians, in particular to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians. Compare McDougall, McDowell.

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

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836,154 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
100,703 Military Records
132,532 Immigration Records
629,349 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Doyle Families

  • Number of Doyle families
     1,227 - 2,452
     410 - 1,226
     1 - 409
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Doyle families
     1,338 - 2,674
     447 - 1,337
     1 - 446
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Doyle families
     266 - 530
     89 - 265
     1 - 88
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Doyle Family Origin

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Doyle Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Doyle

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Doyle Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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