Eagle Family History

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Eagle Name Meaning

English (mainly East Anglia): nickname for a lordly, impressive, or sharp-eyed man, from Middle English egle ‘eagle’ (from 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. Jewish: translation into English of Adler.

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

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

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Eagle Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eagle name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eagle. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • France


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Eagle Family Origin

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Eagle Family Occupations

What did your Eagle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Eagle occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Eagle's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Eagle family was Agricultural Laborer. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eagle.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Laborer


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Eagle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Eagle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eagle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Eagle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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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Eagle Life Expectancy

What is the average Eagle lifespan?

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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