D'aigle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Of all the French names to come from Normandy, D'aigle is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived at the castle of L'Aigle, on the River Risle.

Early Origins of the D'aigle family

The surname D'aigle was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where this distinguished family held a family seat. Engenoulf de L'Aigle was the son of Fulbert de Beine, founder of the castle of l'Aigle on the River Risle in the arrondisement of Mortagne in Orne. Engenoulf had three sons - Roger who was slain in 1060, Richard who joined Duke William in his conquest of England and was granted the lands on which the Battle of Hastings took place, and Gilbert who was given the castle of Exmes by Duke Robert of Normandy who made him Viscount of that county. He was buried at Saint Sulpice after being mortally wounded in battle.

Jean Daigle, born in 1649, son of Georges and Marie Daigle (neé Chauvin), married Marie-Anne Croteau in Charlesbourg, Quebec on 5th November 1685 and he died in 1700. [1]

Early History of the D'aigle family

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D'aigle Spelling Variations

History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name D'aigle, some of which include Daigle, Laigle, D'Aigle, L'Aigle, DeAigle and many more.

Early Notables of the D'aigle family (pre 1700)

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United States D'aigle migration to the United States +

France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name D'aigle has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name D'aigle were

D'aigle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Christopher Daigle, who settled in Virginia in 1652
D'aigle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Frances Daigle, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755-1768 [2]
  • Freeman Daigle, who landed in Massachusetts in 1755-1768 [2]
  • Jean Daigle, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755 [2]
  • Jean Baptiste Daigle, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755-1756 [2]
  • John Baptist Daigle, who arrived in South Carolina in 1755-1756 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada D'aigle migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

D'aigle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Olivier Daigle, son of Olivier and Marie, who married Jeanne Blanchard, daughter of Guillaume and Huguette, in Quebec on 8th August 1700 [3]
  • André Daigle, son of Jean and Marie-Anne, who married Thérèse Prou, daughter of Jean and Catherine, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 9th November 1711 [3]
  • Paul Daigle, son of Olivier and Jeanne, who married Marieanne Arseneau, daughter of Jean and Anne, in Beaubassin, Quebec on 18th November 1720 [3]
  • Charles-François Daigle, son of André and Thérèse, who married Marie-Anne Roger, daughter of Joseph and Marie-Reine, in Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, Quebec on 4th February 1737 [3]
  • Joseph Daigle, son of André and Thérèse, who married Geneviève Boucher, daughter of Jean-François and Geneviève, in Saint-Nicolas, Quebec on 13th November 1741 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name D'aigle (post 1700) +

  • Sean Casey Daigle (b. 1981), American Minor League Baseball pitcher
  • Angela Daigle (b. 1976), American gold medal-winning sprinter at the 2005 World Championships
  • Remi Alphonse Daigle (b. 1859), American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives, 1895-96, 1919-22, 1931-32 [4]
  • Jack Daigle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1948 [4]
  • Darrin Daigle, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 6th District, 2012 [4]
  • Christopher J. Daigle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 2000 [4]
  • Reuben Bennett "Sourdough" D'Aigle (1874-1959), Canadian prospector in the Klondike, Ontario, Quebec and Labrador, he missed the Porcupine Gold Rush by only a few feet
  • Joseph Daigle (1831-1908), Canadian politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec (1871-1878)
  • Roland Alain Daigle (b. 1954), Canadian NHL ice hockey forward who played from the Chicago Black Hawks from 1974 to 1975
  • Armand Daigle (1892-1957), Canadian Liberal party member of the Senate of Canada
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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