Boyle Family History

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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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Boyle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Boyle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Boyle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Boyle Family Origin

Where is the Boyle family from?

Boyle Family Occupations

What did your Boyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Boyle occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Boyle's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boyle. A less common occupation for the Boyle family was Miner.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Boyle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Boyle Historical Records

What Boyle family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Boyle Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boyle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Boyle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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