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This interesting surname, of Scottish and Northern Irish origin, derives from a regional name from the district of Kyle in the former county of Ayshire in South West Scotland. This is so called from the name of the British Chieftains who ruled it in the 5th Century, the Coel Hen. It is also a locational name from any of the numerous Scottish places that are so called, from the Gaelic "caol" meaning "strait" or "narrows". The surname dates back to the early 15th Century (see below), and further recordings include the christening of Thomas, son of Andrew Kyle, on June 3rd 1635, at St...

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