Foyle Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a pit or man-made hollow, from Old French fouille ‘pit’. The pit in question could have been a lime pit, a clay pit, or an excavation designed to receive refuse. There are several minor places in England named with this word, as for example Foyle Farm in Oxted, Surrey, and in some instances the surname may be a habitational name derived from one of these rather than directly from the physical feature.

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


Similar surnames: Hoyle, Sole, Fosse, Hole, Folley, Royle, Fowle, Fonte, Foye, Royse

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Foyle Family Origin

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Foyle Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Foyle. A less common occupation for the Foyle family was Blacksmith. The most common Foyle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Foyle's were Farmers.

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Between 1962 and 2004, Foyle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Foyle in 1962 was 56, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Foyle

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