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"BOYLE. This Scottish surname, by many thought to be the same as Irish Boyle (from O'Baoghail, Anglicized as Boghill, Boyle, and even as Hill), is of Norman origin, from Boyville, otherwise Boeville or Beauville, near Caen (Baring-Gould, p. 212). DD de boiu (= David de Boiuil) appears as a witness between 1164-74 (Melros), William de Boyvill was one of an inquisition held at Carlisle, 1280, and fa 1291 he was appointed to take the fealty of the bishop of Whitherne, and thereafter with the bishop the fealty of those of all Galloway (Bain, n, p. 59, 124). In 1291 Henry de Boyville was castellan of the castles of Dumfries, Wigtown, and Kirkcudbright, to succession to Sir William de Boyville (ibid., n, 576, 580). Three individuals of this name, probably all related one to another, rendered homage fa 1296 (ibid., n, p. 203, 205, 210). In course of time the pronunciation of the name slipped into one syllable, written fa 1362 Boyll, 1367 Boyuil, 1482 Boyle, 1500 Boyl, 1560 Boile. Gavin Boyll was prebendary of Abirnethy, 1547 (Rottok, 37). The name is not common anywhere outside of Ayrshire and Wigtownshire, where until recently it was pronounced in common speech as "Bole." Boill 1721, Bowill 13c., BoyeD 1625, Boylle 1653. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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