Doyle Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Doyle Name Meaning: From the Gaelic surname 'O'Dubhghaill',meaning descendent of Dubhghall'. The name Dubhghall means "dark stranger" in Gaelic

A famous bearer was Sir 'Arthur Conan Doyle',of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Doyle Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Doyle family

Profession Census Frequency
Scholar 1,102
General Labourer 148
Labourer 138
Coal Miner 76
Domestic Servant 66
General Servant 62
Dock Labourer 58
Dress Maker 50
Laundress 44
Agricultural Labourer 38
Charwoman 35
House Keeper 35
Cotton Weaver 33
Shoe Maker 31
Tailor 30
Hawker 26
Servant 26
Annuitant 23
Iron Ore Miner 23
General Servant Domestic 22
No Occupation 22
Iron Miner 21
Tailoress 19
Carter 19
Bricklayer Labourer 17

Doyle Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Doyle 100% 41,180
2 Dayle 80% 1,263
3 Dyle 80% 241
4 Dyal 40% 175

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The surname Doyle is the most popular version of all its varients

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