Cagle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cagle family

The surname Cagle was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles, and letters patent confirming their nobility. The name is derived from the occupational name for a player on the fiddle, from the word "geige" meaning "fiddle."

Early History of the Cagle family

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Cagle Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gager, Gagern, Gagers, Gage, Gages, Gagge, Geiger and many more.

Early Notables of the Cagle family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was William Gager (1555-1622), an English jurist, now known for his Latin dramas. He was a nephew of Sir William Cordell, Master of the Rolls. " He proceeded B.A. 4 Dec. 1577, M.A. 5 June 1580, and B.C.L. and D.C.L. 30 June 1589 (Oxford Univ. Reg., Oxford Hist. Soc., ii. iii. 70). Gager soon proved a facile Latin verse writer, and wrote a...
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Cagle Ranking

In the United States, the name Cagle is the 2,251st most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Cagle family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: including many of the name who migrated to the New World from the mid 17th century onward.

Contemporary Notables of the name Cagle (post 1700) +

  • Myrtle "Kay" Thompson Cagle (1925-2019), American pilot, one of the Mercury 13 female astronauts group, later known as the "Mercury 13"
  • Harald D. Cagle (1913-1977), American silver medalist Olympic athlete in the 1936 Summer Olympics
  • Christian "Red" Keener Cagle (1905-1942), three time All-American football player for the United States Military Academy Army football team from Merryville, Louisiana, a star halfback, he was featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1929, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954
  • Daryl Cagle (b. 1956), American editorial cartoonist, publisher of and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc., a newspaper syndicate; he worked with The Muppets from 1979 through 1993
  • Lowell Stacy "Casey" Cagle (b. 1966), American politician and businessman, 11th Lieutenant Governor of Georgia from 2007 to 2019
  • Alfred Marcus Cagle (1884-1968), American hymnwriter from Cedartown, Georgia, known for his activities with the Sacred Harp movement
  • Colonel Yvonne Darlene Cagle M.D. (b. 1959), American Air Force officer and NASA astronaut
  • Chris Cagle (b. 1968), American country music artist

Suggested Readings for the name Cagle +

  • The Cagle Families of Cherokee and Pickens Counties, Georgia by Charles O. Walker.

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