O'Toole (surname)

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O'Toole
Origin
Language(s)Celtic languages: old Irish
DerivationÓ Tuathail
Meaningdescendant of tuathal
Region of originLeinster, Ulster
Other names
Variant form(s)Toole, Toal, MacToole, McToole

O'Toole is a surname of Irish origin. It an anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Tuathail meaning "descendant of Tuathal", composed of tuath "the people" and gal "mighty". The O'Toole family were a leading clan in Gaelic Leinster and Ulster.

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