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Eagle Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English egle ‘eagle’ (Old French aigle from Latin aquila). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Laigle in Orne France the name of which ostensibly means ‘the eagle’ although it is possible that the recorded forms result from the operation of early folk etymology on some unknown original. Matilda de Aquila is recorded in 1129 as the widow of Robert Mowbray Earl of Northumberland. Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘eagle’ for example German and Jewish Adler Polish and Jewish Orzeł (see Orzel ) Slovenian Orel . Native American: translation into English (and shortening) of a personal name based on a word such as Lakota Sioux waŋbli meaning ‘eagle’. The great cultural significance of the eagle to Native Americans is reflected in their traditional personal names many of which were adopted as surnames (translated into English) e.g. Eagle Man (see Eagleman ) Red Eagle (see Redeagle ) and White Eagle (see Whiteeagle ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Lagle, Beagle, Male, Eagles, Gage, Wagle, Agle, Page, Ragle, Neagle

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You can see how Eagle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eagle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eagle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 132 Eagle families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Eagle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Eagle families in 1911.
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What did your Eagle ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Eagle. 42% of Eagle men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Eagle women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eagle were Engineer and Farmers Wife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Farmer
  • Farmers Wife
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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Eagle. For the veterans among your Eagle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Eagle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Eagle in 1948 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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