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Where did the English Eagle family come from? What is the English Eagle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Eagle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Eagle family history?

Eagle is one of the most ancient names to come from the Norman culture that arrived in Britain soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a person who was a person exhibiting characteristics associated with the eagle, such as a lordly or impressive nature, or sharp-eyed vision. The name may also be of toponymic origin and derive from either of two place-names Eagle, in Lincolnshire, or L'Aigle, in Normandy.

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It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Eagle are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Eagle include Eagle, Eagles, Hegel, Hegell, Aigle, Eagel, Ligle and others.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Eagle research. Another 218 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1129 and 1230 are included under the topic Early Eagle History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Eagle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Eagle, or a variant listed above:

Eagle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • George Eagle, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Geo Eagle, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Katherine Eagle, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Walter Eagle, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • William Eagle, who arrived in Maryland in 1663

Eagle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John Eagle who settled in Maryland in 1736
  • Marcus Eagle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761
  • Edward Eagle, who settled in New England in 1763
  • Henry Eagle, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Eagle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • George Eagle, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Ann Eagle, aged 10, landed in New York, NY in 1803
  • Eliza Eagle, who landed in New York in 1825
  • E Eagle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Mrs. Eagle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Eagle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • John Eagle, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Ms. Ann Eagle U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 329 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York

Eagle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Reuben John Eagle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839
  • Eliza Eagle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839
  • Charlotte Eagle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839
  • Richard Eagle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839
  • mary Ann Eagle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839


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  • James Philip Eagle (1837-1904), American politician, 16th Governor of Arkansas
  • Angela Eagle (b. 1961), English Labour Member of Parliament for Wallasey
  • Mr. Alfred James Eagle (d. 1912), aged 22, English Trimmer from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Robert John Eagle (b. 1987), English professional footballer
  • Maria Eagle (b. 1961), British politician and solicitor
  • Joshua Eagle (b. 1973), Australian tennis player


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The Eagle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eagle 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.

This page was last modified on 23 February 2015 at 08:59.

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