Map 101 Log in  | Not a member? Register or
The EU will end soon...?

FRIEL members around the world

FRIEL points found: 578

FRIEL Family History

This early Irish surname is an anglicized spelling of the ancient Gaelic O'Firghil, a compound of the elements "fear" meaning "a man" and "gal" - valour, "The gallant man"! It is said that the sept have one of the most distinguished origins in all Ireland, and descend directly from Eoghan, the brother of St. Columcille, the original St Columba, in the 6th century. The latter exiled himself from Ireland being unable to rationalise between the warring tribes, and founded a monastery on the desolate Isle of Iona. The sept was, and still is, located in County Donegal, where they were known as 'coarbs', and held a hereditary position of trust, where in effect they maintained the church lands on behalf of the Primate of Ireland...

The FRIEL Family Message Board

Leave a message for FRIEL family members.

  • Find your FRIEL ancestor
  • Tell us about your FRIEL Family
  • Ask a question about the FRIEL history
  • Tell us about your FRIEL ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message

Friel 4 day Derry tour
€989 - 3 Nights | 5 Star
Tour of Derry for Friel Find out more »
Friel 4 day Donegal tour
€989 - 3 Nights | 5 Star
Tour of Donegal for Friel Find out more »
Areas of Origin for FRIEL

Ulster , Ireland

Ulster , Ireland

Invite more FRIEL family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the FRIEL tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest