Bole, Boal - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

Bole, Boal—These names are mostly found in N.E. Ulster, and are some of the anglicised forms of the O'Boyle sept, in Gaelic O Baoighill. O'Dugan, the topographer, styles the O'Boyles the "haughty hosts," and of the "ruddy lips." They ruled early in Old Tirconnell.

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees