The history of the name Aigle goes back, perhaps as far as 1066, when the Norman Conquest
occurred. Soon after this event, the name would have been given to a person exhibiting characteristics associated with the eagle,
such as a lordly or impressive nature,
vision. The name may also be of toponymic origin and derive from either of two place-names Eagle,
, or L'Aigle, in Normandy
Early Origins of the Aigle family
The surname Aigle was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Aigle family
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Aigle Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was institutionalized a couple of hundred
years back, spelling varieties of names were a typical event. Components of Latin, Norman French and different dialects ended up noticeably fused into English all through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the proficient. The varieties of the surname Aigle include Eagle, Eagles, Hegel, Hegell, Aigle, Eagel, Ligle and others.
Early Notables of the Aigle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Aigle family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Aigles to arrive on North American shores: John Eagle who settled in Maryland in 1736; Edward Eagle, who settled in New England
in 1763; George Eagle, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Katherine Eagle, who settled in Virginia in 1663.