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Fun facts and history behind your Irish family name.

Tracing your Irish ancestry – The Doyle clan

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Fun facts and history behind your Irish family name.

Irish derivation: Ó Dubhghaill.

Name meaning: "Descendant of Dubhghaill (dark stranger)."

Counties associated with the name: Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow,Carlow, Kerry, and Cork.

Coat of arms motto: "He conquers by strength."

Read more: What’s your Irish clan?

Interesting Facts:

 - Geraldine Doyle was the model of the "We can do it!" posters in WWII.

Famous Doyles:

- Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930, British writer)

 - Brian Doyle-Murray (1945-, American actor and writer)

 - Francis Hastings Doyle (1810-1888, British poet)

 - Geraldine Doyle (1924-2010, was an American model)

 - Jack Doyle (1913-1978, Irish boxer)

 - Kevin Doyle (1983-, Irish soccer player)

 - Larry Doyle (1958-, American writer)

 - Maria Doyle Kennedy (1964-, Irish actress and singer)

Read more: What’s your Irish clan?

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