Gaelic: ó Dubhghaill , Gaelic Meaning: dark foreigner
Origin Displayed: Irish
Origins Available: Irish, English
Spelling variations include: Doyle, O'Doyle, Doyill, Doill, Doile, Doyel and others.
First found in Leinster where they were seated from very ancient times.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Edward Doyle who settled in Philadelphia Pa. as early as 1683; Eliza Doyle settled in Boston Mass. in 1716; Elizabeth Doyle settled in Virginia in 1723.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Motto Translated: He conquers by fortitude.
Suggested Readings for the name doyle
"Patrick Doyle and Timothy Keane, Their Families and Descendants" by Clarke L. Neal.
Some noteworthy people of the name doyle
Lynn doyle Irish short story writer
Roddy doyle (1958-) Irish writer
Arthur Conan doyle (1859-1930) Scottish writer
Francis Hastings Charles doyle (1810-1888) English poet
John doyle (1797-1868) Irish political cartoonist
Richard doyle (1824-1883) English caricaturist
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