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