Eaglin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Eaglin surname is thought to come from the Norman female personal name, Agilina, originally of Germanic origin.
Early Origins of the Eaglin family
The surname Eaglin was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Eaglin family
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Eaglin Spelling Variations
Eaglin has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Eglin, Eglon, Egling, Eggling, Egland, Eglen, Eagland, Eaglin, Eaglon, Hegland, Heglin, Heglen, Hegling, Egolyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Eaglin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Eaglin family
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Eaglins to arrive on North American shores: Robert Eglan, who settled in Maryland in 1737; and James Egland, who arrived in New York, NY in 1823.
Contemporary Notables of the name Eaglin (post 1700) +
- Snooks Eaglin (1936-2009), American guitarist
- Simon P. Eaglin (b. 1917), American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Ypsilanti, Michigan, 1964-87 (acting, 1964-68) 
- Marguerite Eaglin (1920-2004), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973 
- Fulton B. Eaglin, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984 
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