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Of all the French names to come from Normandy, Daigle 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.
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 Daigle, some of which include Daigle, Laigle, D'Aigle, L'Aigle, DeAigle and many more.
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.
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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 Daigle 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 Daigle were
Daigle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Daigle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Daigle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
The Daigle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Daigle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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