Doyle Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Hoyle, Dole, Boyle, Dooley, Doyne, Boyce, Dowie, Coyle, Toole, Dome

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Doyle Family Origin

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Doyle Family Occupations

What did your Doyle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Doyle family was Carpenter. The most common Doyle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Doyle's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Doyle.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Doyle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 669,000 census records available for the last name Doyle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doyle 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 140,000 immigration records available for the last name Doyle. 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 109,000 military records available for the last name Doyle. For the veterans among your Doyle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Doyle Life Expectancy

What is the average Doyle lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Doyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Doyle in 1940 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Doyle 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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