Beagle Family History
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Beagle Name Meaning
English: unexplained; possibly a variant of Beadle, or a nickname from the breed of small hound called a beagle. Alternatively, it may be from French bégueule ‘gaper’, Old French begueulle ‘noisy shouting person’, a word which has been proposed as the etymology of the English term for the dog. Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Biegel.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press