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Bohilly, Boughill, Boughla, O’ Buhilly, Ó Buachalla


Ó Buachalla comes form the Gaelic word “buachaill”, meaning ‘boy’ or ‘herdsman’. Originally, the name was to be found in the southern county of Tipperary, however it migrated from its original homeland to neighbouring counties and is now common throughout Munster. Today, it is the 99th most common surname in Ireland, and is most numerous in counties Cork and Kerry.