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The BOYLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 39,141 802 0.015 145
United States (1880 census) 14,132 409 0.028 283
Change since 1880 +25009 -393 -0.013 -138
Other Countries
Australia 4,174 355 0.026 255
United Kingdom 18,283 301 0.04 398

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Classification and Origin of BOYLE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Ireland

Language of origin: Gaelic

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BOYLE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BOYLE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BOYLE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 716 1.83
White (Hispanic) 603 1.54
Mixed Race 348 0.89
Asian/Pacific 164 0.42
Native American/Alaskan 117 0.3
White (Caucasian) 37,192 95.02

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BOYLE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BOYLE in historical publications

BOYLE. Sir Richard B., father of Sir Robert B., one of the barons of Scotland '(\ho swore fealty to Edw. I. in 129G, was of Kelburne in N.B. It is probable that he was of Norman descent, and that the surname is a modification of Boville, as it was written Boyvill or Boyvile in the XIII. and XIV. cent. See Boville.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BOYLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BOYLE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BOYLE

The following words are slight variants of BOYLE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.