Log in  | New? Register

11,065 BOYLES members around the world

Stay informed about BOYLES Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to BOYLES Family online & offline events

My BOYLES family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

BOYLES Family History

This interesting Irish name is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O' Baoighill" descendant of "Baoigheall" a personal name from "baoth" rash, and "geall", pledge. Traditionally, Irish family names were taken from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "O", as above, or "Mac", denoting son of. The O' Boyles were a strong sept in County Donegal and they shared the leadership of the North West, and were noted for their ruddy complexion. However, the best known bearers of the name were actually men of English race, as in Richard Boyle, a Jacobean adventurer from Kent who acquired the lands of the executed Sir Walter Raleigh in County Waterford, and later became the 1st Earl of Cork.

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous BOYLES (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the BOYLES tribe

  • Find your BOYLES ancestor
  • Tell us about your BOYLES Family
  • Tell us about your BOYLES ancestors
  • Ask a question about the BOYLES history
  • Leave a message for BOYLES family members

You are not register

Join Log in
Areas of Origin for BOYLES

Invite more BOYLES family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the BOYLES tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the BOYLES Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the BOYLES Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from