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Daigle Name Meaning

Altered form of French Daigre . Compare Deagle . French: habitational name with fused preposition d(e) ‘from’ for someone from L'Aigle in Orne. Altered form of an unidentified German surname most probably Deim or Deym which are related to Daum . The surname Deim is more common in Austria than in Germany while the surname Deym is very rare in both Germany and Austria. At least in some cases also an altered form of South German Daigl or Daigel: metonymic occupational name for a baker from Middle High German teic taig ‘dough’. The surnames Daigl and Daigel are very rare in Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Daigler, Geigle, Dagle, Faille, Angle, Dingle, Dagley, Pangle, Haidle

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Where is the Daigle family from?

You can see how Daigle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Daigle family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Daigle families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 1,275 Daigle families living in Quebec. This was about 54% of all the recorded Daigle's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Daigle families in 1911.
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What did your Daigle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Daigle. 30% of Daigle men worked as a Cultivateur and 9% of Daigle women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Daigle were Labourer and Journalier. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
    30%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Journalier
    12%
  • Labourer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Institutrice
    9%
  • Servante
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Journalier
    5%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Daigle. For the veterans among your Daigle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Daigle lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Daigle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Daigle in 1944 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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