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Eagles is an ancient Norman name, that would have been used in Britain soon after the Conquest of the island in 1066. This name was given to 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.

Eagles Early Origins



The surname Eagles 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.

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Eagles Spelling Variations


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Eagles Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Eagle, Eagles, Hegel, Hegell, Aigle, Eagel, Ligle and others.

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Eagles Early History


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Eagles Early History



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

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Eagles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Eagles Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Eagles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Eagles name or one of its variants:

Eagles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Eagles, who settled in New England in 1771

Eagles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J W Eagles, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Eagles Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Eagles U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 served in the Queens Rangers Regiment [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Eagles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Eagles, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Eagles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Eagles (post 1700)



  • Major-General William Willis Eagles (1895-1988), American Commanding General Ryukyus Command (1948-1949)
  • W. W. Eagles, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1952
  • J. C. Eagles, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1940
  • Faye Eagles, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1972
  • John Eagles (1783-1855), English artist and author
  • Christopher Mark "Chris" Eagles (b. 1985), English footballer
  • Thomas Eagles (1746-1812), English classical scholar

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Eagles Historic Events


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Eagles Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. George R Eagles (b. 1921), English Midshipman serving for the Royal Navy from Bush Hill Park, Enfield, Middlesex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Eagles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Eagles 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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