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Origins of the Doyle surname

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About the Doyles

We have a total number of 172540 records for people with the last name Doyle.

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Alternative variations of the name Doyle

Doyle, O'Doyle, Doill, Doile, Doyel, O'Doile

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Where do most Doyles live?

In 1921, most Doyles lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Doyles

How common is your surname?

432nd most common surname in the UK

We have 67,600 records for the Doyle surname. The oldest one dates back to 1575.

Who were Doyles most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Doyle first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Doyles

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Doyles in 1921
Domestic Servant










Common Male occupations for Doyles in 1921
General Labourer


Dock Labourer


Coal Miner






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