A Letter from Ireland:

The Irish Surname Coyle


Coyle (or Mac Coyle) comes from the Irish Mac Giolla Chomhgaill. This literally translates as “devotee of St. Comgal”. This Irish name also translates into the surname “MacIlhoyle”. Today it is mainly found in the province of Ulster in Counties Donegal and Monaghan.

If you would like to add what you know about the Coyle surname, tell the story of your Coyle family OR ask a question – please do so below in the comments section.

Remember – at Your Irish Heritage we consider an “Irish Surname” to be one that belongs in your family. It may belong to an ancestor who lived in Ireland at one stage. We consider old Gaelic, Viking, Norman and planter names to be all Irish – if they fit this criteria.

  • Linda Koile says:

    I found this so very interesting. Our last name is Koile. Sounds like Coyle but spelled distinctively different. What do you make of the changed spelling? I love your site and there is nothing better than Irish. I love my Irish roots. Thank you very much.

  • matthew coyle says:

    I’ve traced my ancestry back to Ireland in the Donegal county. I’ve been stuck on who the father of Mainos Franklin Dawson Coyle. I’ve tried many ancestry type site with alot of my relatives having the same trouble. Do you have any suggestions of where to look?

  • John Doyle says:

    What about the John coyles from cashal Ireland?????

  • John Doyle says:

    Coyles want to know

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